Morocco's Anti-Gay Conservatives Furious at Elton John's Performance

Morocco's Anti-Gay Conservatives Furious at Elton John's Performance
Morocco's Anti-Gay Conservatives Furious at Elton John's Performance

Sir Elton John has sparked outrage among Morocco's anti-gay conservatives by performing in the country.

Islamists in the North African kingdom were furious at the gay pop star's visit, which has tested the limits of the country's modernisation drive, The Press Association says.

Islamist groups had tried to prevent John's appearance, claiming the openly gay singer would offend public morals.

But organisers of the Mawazine festival in Rabat defended his invitation in the interests of "cultural tolerance", BBC News reports.