Looks like Madonna’s call for world peace has hit a rough patch.
Egyptian Parliament wants to ban the singer from entering the country. Members of parliament have asked the government not to grant Madonna any visas into Egypt and to forbid her from performing or shooting any of her videos there, according to the Egyptian paper Albawaba.
The proposed ban apparently is related to Madonna’s devotion to Kabbalah, a mystical offshoot of Judaism, and to Madonna’s recent pilgrimage to Israel to celebrate the Jewish New Year.
“On a similar note, Arab Parliament member, Ahmad Al Taibi, in the Israeli Knesset, turned down an invitation from Madonna to an event she held after she showed inconsideration for the sufferings of Palestinians, especially children, under the occupation of Israeli soldiers,” noted Albawaba. “Ahmad had stressed that he wished the singer would try and learn from other international stars like Richard Gere and Julie Christie who came to the occupied lands and showed their support for the suffering of Palestinians.”
Madonna’s rep didn’t respond to requests for comment.
“Maybe who I am as a woman isn’t somebody that can be the great partner and wife and also do the things that I want to do, be as dedicated and as in love with that world as I am,” Jolie says, reports World Entertainment News Network. “Maybe I was more in love with the world than my husbands and my dedication was more to people I didn’t know.”
Jolie says she’s comfortable — though not thrilled — with the idea of being a single mom. “I’ve come to realize there’s a very strong possibility I might be raising my children by myself and have great lovers and friends ... and that’s sad,” she said. “I don’t want to hurt anybody. I don’t want to be leaving for a trip with a backpack on, with Mad [her son Maddox], and see somebody standing at the door.”
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