Plans to celebrate late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury's 60th birthday in his birth country Zanzibar could be axed over protests from a Muslim group. The homosexual rocker has been branded an insult to the Islamic island for his outrageous lifestyle before dying of AIDS in 1991. A huge beach party was being planned at a waterfront restaurant for Saturday (02SEP06), but the project has been thrown into doubt after a barrage of complaints from Zanzibar's Association for Islamic Mobilization and Propagation. However, the venue's manager SIMAI MOHAMMED has vowed to do whatever he can to keep the party on track, insisting, "Our main idea is to promote tourism and Freddie Mercury was from Zanzibar. It's part of our history. "We are all Muslims and it's not our intention to offend any religion." Zanzibar's government has already advised state-owned media not to report on Mercury's birthday for fear of flaming tensions between the religious group and the restaurant.