Kyrie Eleison – Bechara Mar-Khalife (2015)

The censorship bureau of Lebanon’s General Security Directorate has banned Bachar Mar-Khalife’s song ‘Kyrie Eleison’ because it “contains offenses to God as the singer talked to God in the song saying, ‘have mercy on us and leave us alone’”. The authorities further stated that if Bashar Mar-Khalife wants to promote his album in the country then he must delete the song from the album. Authorities also said in their statement that the song included words that could be interpreted as sexual innuendo.

Censorship Information

Date Released 2016
Date Censored 2016
Official Censoring Entity General Security
Censoring Reason Religious
Action Taken Banned