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#1 Old 10-30-2004, 11:47 PM
 
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Arab viewers of a soap opera about Afghanistan apparently won't learn how the love story ends after the series was suspended following Internet threats against anyone involved in airing it.



The series - "Al-Tareeq ila Kabul," Arabic for "The Road to Kabul" - chronicled life under Afghanistan's former Taliban rulers. It was being aired during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which began Oct. 15 in most Muslim countries.



The soap's producers had asked all channels planning to air the series not to do so after a threat surfaced Oct. 14 on a Web site known for its militant content.



The statement threatened harm against anyone involved in the series, from actors to TV executives, if the Taliban was portrayed in a negative light. The authenticity of the threat could not be verified.



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Maybe we can still get Simple Life 3 off the air.

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#3 Old 10-31-2004, 12:27 AM
 
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Heh...I almost posted a similar remark about The Swan.

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