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Old January 19th, 2013 (8:20 AM). Edited August 14th, 2014 by tnfsf11.
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Firstly, I knew about the ban in KSA from known news websites like the BBC & Ahram (see first post), and the reason Pokemon's popularity died is because people, channels and shop owners loathed the franchise after the Fatwa. As a result they stopped airing the anime and selling the merch (at least in Egypt) but the anime vanished completely because the only cross-country TV channels who existed back then stopped airing it.

Secondly, I don't blame the religion at all; I blame that particular Fatwa, and more the people who followed it blindly.

And I'm not butt-hurt or anything, as I said;

Quote originally posted by AnonygooseD:
The whole disappearance is not what saddens me most, but the reasons that lead to it, and the scene we made by our stupidity.

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