Lady Gaga cancels Indonesian show after threats

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Was gaga a

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  2. smarty for not causing trouble.

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  3. What's a "gaga"?

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    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Lady Gaga canceled her sold-out show in Indonesia after Islamist hard-liners threatened violence, claiming her sexy clothes and provocative dance moves would corrupt the youth.
    The controversy was a blow to the predominantly Muslim country's reputation for combining free speech and democracy with a mostly moderate brand of the faith.

    considering she's worth 150 million
    Lady Gaga Net Worth ‹ 2012 Celebrity Net Worth

    She could pay for top of the line security.
     
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    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...153730122.html

    Updated June 4, 2012, 7:21 p.m. ET

    Lady Gaga Versus Global Jihad
    The West needs a countercultural strategy against radical Islam.

    By BRET STEPHENS

    Two years ago I wrote a column making the case that Lady Gaga did more to galvanize Muslim hatred of the West than all Israeli settlements combined. The column was denounced for naïveté and—what else?—shilling for Israel.

    So here's the latest news from Planet Gaga: Last week, the star announced she was canceling her June 3 Jakarta concert date, disappointing the 52,000 ticket holders who had sold out the show in days. The reason? A group called the Front for the Defense of Islam, or FPI, had threatened to "wreak havoc" at the concert. Their reason? She brings "the faith of Satan to our country and thus will destroy the nation's morals," according to an FPI leader.

    Then again, who isn't bringing Satan to the Muslim world these days?

    Shortly before Gaga's canceled appearance, Irshad Manji, director of the Moral Courage Project at New York University, visited Indonesia to promote her moving new book, "Allah, Liberty and Love." Ms. Manji is a faithful Muslim, a refugee from Idi Amin's Uganda to Canada, and the author of the 2004 best seller, "The Trouble With Islam." That book's subtitle, "A Muslim's Call for Reform in Her Faith," gives away the gist.
     
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    Wow, that was quite sad to discover. I'm a big fan of Gaga and I believe that she did everything right by cancellation of all her shows in Indonesia. Who knows what could happen if she came there? Oh, and by the way, her current net worth is $190 million according to this information - Lady Gaga Net Worth - How Did She Acheive it? So I believe that her financial condition wasn't hurt much:rolleyes-41:
     
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    Madonna came first.

    They have been hating our sick pop culture long before Lady Gagme came along.
     
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    The woman is an idiot and her handlers no better for booking the show in the first place. How clueless can you be?
     
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    Smart to pick one's battles wisely. Football games and other public events that promise trouble aren't worth having. Risking one's safety and that of others for a rock concert (if that's what Gaga's presentation is) would be pretty dumb.
    Holding a comic contest just to stick it to some crazies isn't very smart.
    Sticking up for real freedom of expression is standing up for what is equivalent to 'holy' in a religion. If 'they' insist on a war over that, even I might not be opposed.
     
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    Good for Indonesia!!........ :thup:
     
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    Your analysis completely overlooks the fact that the US isn't in Indonesia.
     
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    It does?
    What in the post made the slightest indication that the application was to a sole location?
    My, but some people are impatient to criticize.
     
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    Why would anyone want to perform in a place that's a hotbed for religious insanity? Especially if you're Jewish like Lady Gaga?
     

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