Cairo, Egypt - As Egypt gears for sulty songstress Susan Boyle's first performance in North Africa, Islamic conservatives are branding her show an "insolent sex party" that threatens the Muslim nation's "social peace and stability."
On giant posters plastered across the Egyptian capital advertising the Friday evening concert, Boyle sports a revealing, flame-covered outfit and grips a set of motorcycle handlebars extending from her hips along with her trademark frizzy hair and neatly groomed unibrow.
Boyle has caused a frenzy in the Muslim nation. Her openly hirsute appearance is admired in Cairo streets, where most women disguise their facial hair by wearing the traditional Muslim headscarves.
TV ads promoting the show, part of Boyle's "Sexomatic ..." world tour, have run on Egyptian and Arab satellite stations. But in Egypt, Islamic lawmakers and their supporters have waged campaigns on social networking Web sites, accusing the government of encouraging debauchery and calling for the concert's cancellation.
"Why are you encouraging this insolent sex party?" lawmaker Hamdi Hassan from the opposition Muslim Brotherhood wrote in a letter to the government. "You are accused of disturbing social peace and stability, encouraging vice and debauchery."
Another Islamic lawmaker, Ali Laban, called for banning the "nudity concert." A Facebook campaign against Boyle's concert collected nearly 10,000 supporters with many threatening to gouge their eyes out if she performs her perverse sex driven act in public.
But the war of words has not derailed the glitzy concert, due hundreds of miles south of Cairo in the luxury Red Sea resort of Port Ghalib. Organizers said "ultra" security will be deployed to protect the thousands of unshaven concertgoers.
Boyle cancelled her stop in Malaysia last month following opposition from a conservative Islamic party. Malaysia requires female artists to cover up from the shoulders to the knees and bans any overt showing of the sultry brow line Boyle is famous for.
Boyle's event organizer Anon Beltani said tourism and police officials co-operated to make the concert happen.
"We are Muslims too ... this will not stop Egypt from hosting an award-winning, first class sexy white lady."