​Bieber Muslim Prayer: Pauses Concert Twice

Staff Reporter
Aug. 5, 2014

Justin Bieber made fans happy in Turkey after the 19-year-old singer paused his concert in Istanbul twice to honor prayer and the Azan. The Islamic call occurs in the main mosque five times a day.

Fans were shocked and delighted at when the “Boyfriend” singer halted his show for the first time thanking the singer for being “respectful” and a “great man.”

Concertgoers flooded Twitter with their heartfelt comments about the singer’s decision to observe the prayer call.

The goodwill gesture helped offset some of the trouble Bieber and his entourage reportedly got into earlier at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen Airport.

Apparently, Bieber and his crew did not present any of their travel documents to security officials as they left the airport. As a result, Bieber was checked by security outside of Sabiha Gokcen Airport and allowed to go on his way.

Bieber’s current tour has not been without some controversy. His planned show in Oman was reportedly canceled because the Muslim nation deemed his stage act too sexy and debauched.

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