Rihanna Asked to Leave Abu Dhabi Mosque After Photo Shoot

Rihanna's Instagram pictures from her visit to the United Arab Emirates raise controversy

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Authorities asked Rihanna to leave the site of a mosque in Abu Dhabi after she posted photographs of herself posing in areas of the mosque that are off-limit to visitors on Saturday. The Shaikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center issued a statement on Sunday saying that while it’s open to visitors of all faiths and allows pictures, the superstar’s photos were inappropriate, violated the “sanctity” of the mosque and disrespected the religious nature of the location, reports Gulf News.

The photos, which depicted the singer posing in front of the mosque in an all-black hooded outfit, were posted to her Instagram account. Rihanna commented on the picture of her looking at a group of women wearing head scarves and full body garments, “B*tch stole my look.” Another picture shows her lounging in the sun with the comment “#NoTanLines.” Others show her posing with bright red lipstick in front of restricted areas of the mosque, as shown below.

[Gulf News]

53 comments
MinhalSabaKhan
MinhalSabaKhan

Completely understand the issue against disrespecting rules and the sanctity of the mosque but the pictures are pretty good! I want her necklace now, and maybe the scarf too, oh and wouldn't mind even seeing the place. At the end of it all, more people will just go see the mosque now, might even dress up as she did, and got to see nice pictures....

TrumanDem
TrumanDem

In yet another instance of an American disrespecting cultural sensitivities.  The right continously carps about "foreigner's" being dominated by the criminal element and here we see an American reinforcing the stereotype put forward by Muslim extremists.  Way to go Rhianna.

versatilevideoconcepts
versatilevideoconcepts

I don't understand people you are upset when someone violates the mosque but when the Muslims kill innocent lives its not a violation you all need to get a reality check im not giving Rihanna right for what she did but think people what you dont like for yourselves don't do it to others

CameronNicoleGallucci
CameronNicoleGallucci

Whatever happened to respect? Her actions were disrespectful to the attendees, the community, & God. She should be ashamed.

aztecian
aztecian

she needs to learn respect and quite twisting her butt about in mosque.  what is her point?  very distasteful. 

LoriPetryshen
LoriPetryshen

Would be a good idea for Muslims to paint their faces black and put on some afro-wigs for a tasteful "photo-shoot" inside Rihanna's home.

What can possibly be wrong with that?

scbysnck
scbysnck

Fanatics need to relax... These pics are beautiful! Finally, a reason to even go to a mosque...

MuhittinŞahan
MuhittinŞahan

I wonder who is the owner /possesor/protector/keeper of that religions house of god

Detractor444
Detractor444

Ugh.  She is so tiresome.  So immature.

SabraElyse
SabraElyse

So i don't know how i feel about this. NOT because of my personal views of the country or it's native religion, but because I feel like she's showing disrespect to culture, identity, history, and something that is most sacred to people. How is it different than if a person of light skin color paints their face and body in brown and somehow mocks the other persons identity and culture? This really REALLY is shameful. Rihanna is so wrong for this.

basecase.fm
basecase.fm

Nothing to see here move along. This is almost a non-story. 

ÜzeyirVelizade
ÜzeyirVelizade

Guys why are you all so cruel? If she is in a mosque she should respect rules of that faith. Look at this from your point of view. If a popular muslim singer would take "naughty" pictures  of herself inside of a church and post them on instagram plus with inappropriate words there would be much more buzz about that and everyone would start accusing Islam. #respect

DeanMorgan
DeanMorgan

Zionists trolls are so openminded1... NOT.  "Bitch stole my look"... look whose talking!  

AeriykTheRed
AeriykTheRed

Why are we ignoring the fact that she trespassed on private property and took vain pictures of herself in areas where she wasn't allowed to go? Would you be as open minded if she snuck behind the line for the Lincoln memorial and had a photo shoot even though you aren't supposed to touch the monument? Didn't think so.

Openminded1
Openminded1

Surprised some muslim did not shoot her, that is their MO for violating anything they do not like.

NinaC
NinaC

@TrumanDem Riri's not American, She's from Barbados, just wanted to point that out; not saying it condones her behavior, but for consistency's sake

JML2013
JML2013

@versatilevideoconcepts  Seriously - the majority of Muslims DO NOT Kill Innocent people.  How about the Christian Crusades - remember those people?  Before you post something - please educate yourself!

YeaWhatEver
YeaWhatEver

@versatilevideoconcepts yea these women in the background were armed with AK-47 and were ready to go kill them some innocent people! your argument is as silly as saying KKK is Christian so all Christians are bad, or all Germans are Nazis! Grow up!  

LeônidasPrado
LeônidasPrado

@aztecian everyone has their own taste. why should yours be better than others? what a bout sharing this world with other people?

ElCapitan
ElCapitan

Just goes to show how you belong in the same disrespectful class ass Rihanna. Ignorance and a holes come in every color. You two are birds of a feather. Color and race have don't make you any better.

Victrola66
Victrola66

@ÜzeyirVelizade its because today we live in a society that has no faith and no respect for culture or traditions. Sad, but its true. 

ClaraMadrid
ClaraMadrid

@ÜzeyirVelizadeRespect is what makes the difference between civilized people, we must respect the rules and regulations of all that is different from what one believes or thinks.

It's a huge disrespect to Muslims, why now is the case, I feel sorry for others by that behavior. But what can you expect from people like Rihana with only inside banal and superfluous things, I feel sorry for people like her disrespectful.

loveeveryone
loveeveryone

@DeanMorgan Zionists are nothing but those who wanted to go back to the land when they had no place to go after ww2. The tiny land was occupied by mostly middle eastern jews, the only reason israel has grown so long is because of this mentality that there should only be a muslim rule in the middle east every time the surrounding nations attack the land it will grow. Change the mentality and global respect will come your way. 

yshabazz2
yshabazz2

I thought that was the Christian way. See Dr. Tiller gunned down in his church in Witchita and evangelical Christian terrorist Eric Rudolph.

ÜzeyirVelizade
ÜzeyirVelizade

Thanks guys. You again proved that not all Christians are uneducated creatures who just know to throw some pointless opinions. I knew that but it is so relaxing to hear it from real people. I am only 14 and a Muslim and always respected other people but when I see, beg your pardon but, idiots like here I cannot help myself replying to them. And when I do, I try to do this as nice as possible.P.S. I am not sure whether you are Christian but according to your names the odds of you being a Muslim are low:) What really matters to me is to hear a mature opinion from different point of view (religion).

loveeveryone
loveeveryone

@DeanMorgan My wife is Palestinian and I am native to israel. We get along fine as do many of us do in israel.  It seems to be the media and people outside the state that still do not get it.  

Openminded1
Openminded1

@yshabazz2 nice try muslim, there is not comparison world wide, how many people the muslim dirt bags kill.

GregColby
GregColby

@ÜzeyirVelizade I am a Christian - and  my faith is extremely important to me, I am disgusted at Rihanna's attitude and disrespect for your faith ad the cultural expectations of how one behaves inside a mosque...or infact inside any house of worship.  Not all Christians feel that Muslims are the enemy - it is the faithful respectful muslims like you, interacting with faithful respectful Christians, who will restore peace to our world - hopefully soon.

#libtardedamerica
#libtardedamerica

@ÜzeyirVelizade

"What really matters to me is to hear a mature opinion from different point of view (religion)."

that's funny, since you're too young (14) to actually form a mature opinion on your own

LuvyaNeighbour
LuvyaNeighbour

@Openminded1 I think you need to be objective in your thinking. I quite agree with  @tastetherainbow026Not all Muslims are bad and not all Christians are bad, same goes to the Jews..People that commit act of terrorism in all religions are those who have been pushed to the wall..the frustrated elements who are out for vengeance. Hitler killed more than 6 million Jews and was never a Muslim . Mussulloni and the likes of them are other devils that commit the greatest atrocity ever on earth and were not Muslims. The heart of man the Bible says is wicked not the heart of a Muslim..Let us all search our conscience( both Muslims and Christians) and love one another so that peace, love, equity and justice can reign on Earth....I am sick and tired of all these hatred spreading around in the name of religion....

Openminded1
Openminded1

@tastetherainbow026 @Openminded1 @deneatrablue Sonny You must be a moron. Dude what are you 19 and a surfer. I have read more books and have lived way beyond your years  sonny. I am 63 years old and a 30 year police veteran with a BA in criminal justice moron. Police intelligence, FBI, NSA and Cia will tell you Muslms are religious fanatics who have and will kill all around the world. I know how many Muslims there are world wide. The alleged good one moron do not wear name tags stating I am a good muslim. That is why you can not trust any muslim.  You want to be naive and a bleeding heart liberal have at it moron.

tastetherainbow026
tastetherainbow026

@Openminded1 @deneatrablue Dude you need to get educated seriously. No joke. Go read a book or two. Not all Muslims are bad, not all Christians are bad, not all Jews are bad. You can't go stereotyping one of the largest growing religions in the world because you hear or see things on the media which are almost always inaccurate. Go google how many Muslims there are in the world today right now, or even in America... Do you seriously think you would still be alive if they were all blood thirsty barbaric sociopaths? Also I think it's funny how everyone that tries arguing with you, you automatically assume they are Muslim, anyways go get yourself an education and stop being ignorant . "In the age of information, ignorance is a choice." 

Openminded1
Openminded1

@deneatrablue @Openminded1 Who ever you are man or woman you are the dumb ass, you must be a muslim , because no one in the right mind would say muslims are not killing people. Dumb ass mulsims are even killing other muslims because they are from a different sect. Kenya muslims kill people in a mall ,they tell muslim shoppers they can leave, Ft hood muslim major in the U.S. army kills fellow soldiers, he was a muslim,9/11 muslims/ Boston brothers muslim and i can go on and on Syria muslims it does not end. Screw you dummy muslims are fanatics and killers, peaceful my ass.

deneatrablue
deneatrablue

@Openminded1 you are obviously not watching what is going on even in this lying media... it is clearly not muslims who are killing but are being killed. People have the right to defend themselves regardless of who they are. One truth is you can never win an argument with an ignorant person... you need to read (I would say more but it is clear you don"t read at all)

Openminded1
Openminded1

@NatashaMcGlaun Dummy I am not religious, I do not give a dam about christians, jews, mormons, or the witness idiots. You must be a muslim, a bleeding heart liberal, or just stupid. Muslim are killing now all over the world because if you are not Muslim and or you do not agree with their beliefs they hate, Its not me lady its your muslim buddies killing with out a blink of the eye all over the world.

NatashaMcGlaun
NatashaMcGlaun

@Openminded1 @xanima @yshabazz2 It doesn't matter that Christians mass killed in the past since the effects were far reaching and the countries and peoples they terrorized are still trying to recover, and anyways there have actually been many recent Christian shootings. It seems about even to me. There will always be fanatics, but you don't get to stereotype an entire religion based on a couple people who practice. Islam is as beautiful and important as Christianity, (when these religions are practiced with open-mindedness which I believe they are quite often). There is much love and peace in both. Sadly yes, there is also some hate, but you don't get to talk because you're clearly representing the Christian hate. 

idunno3256
idunno3256

@xanima @Openminded1 @yshabazz2 Go back a couple of centuries or two? Go back a week or two to see the horrors the Muslims commit in the name of their "God". Sorry, your argument is a straw man and has no relevance to the debate. May as will go back 30,000 years.

only1.tiff
only1.tiff

@Openminded1 @yshabazz2  Openmined....such conflicting to name yourself that. Please and for anyone else bash Muslims/Islam...Do your homework on how the Religions that are world wide, became world wide. ALL OF THEM. When you do that, only then have an opinion. Respect is due, Period...just as if someone is standing in your yard or on your porch (which your home is your temple) conducting the same.

xanima
xanima

@Openminded1 @yshabazz2 Go back a couple centuries or two (or three, and four..and five.. and six..), and the Christians were basically marauding around the globe killing anything they could get their hands on.

Broad strokes favor no one, especially in History.