Shaabola gets the chop! ISIS's "Emir of criminals" threatens to assassinate Egyptian folk singer
Abdel Rahim, a pioneer in the Sha’abi, or popular, genre of music is famous for his politically fueled lyrics. (Image: Facebook)
What would you do if you were Shaaban Abdel Rahim and ISIS threatened you? You'd make a song about them of course!
While the Egyptian folk singer incited death threats from the extremist organization after ridiculing them in a song he had recently released; he's now responded to their assassination threats with a new song - and even better lyrics!
Some of the lyrics read: "They want to kill me, what? are they trying to scare me, they want to kidnap me and Islam Khalil because we love Egypt and hate Israel. There is no need for their lies, we now have a president that is conscious and can protect us. Those who have burnt buildings and stood on the flag are now afraid of songs that are written on paper."
The lyrics get even funnier when the singer addresses Baghdadi as a bored “Emir of criminals” and describes ISIS militants as a “bunch of crazies.”
“What caliphate are you talking about? All you say is fantasy, so who sent you, say!” the song goes.
“Religion did not preach to sell children and women,” he said, before attacking the group’s spree of decapitations.
“Chopping heads is not in Islam, fess up and say who is behind you,” the song went.
Shaaban, AKA Shaabola, debuted the controversial song on the evening talk show "Al Ashira Masa'an" (10 PM), reported Elaph news.
The single, that's lyrics not only make fun of ISIS, but disapprove of the recant Egypt-Qatar agreement of reconciliation as well, was written by poet Islam Khalil.
Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, rogue insurgency operating in Egypt’s Sinai has claimed responsibility for a number of attacks on members of the Egyptian army stationed in the peninsula, reported Al Arabiya news.
The militant group pledged allegiance to ISIS earlier this month, as Egypt launched a military operation targeting the militants.
“Don’t play with our army,” Abdel Rahim sang to Baghdadi, “if you attack us, we will attack you.”
“Stop planting bombs, and start planting cabbage,” he said.
Singers aren't in ISIS's good books this week, as Lebanese superstar Haifa Wehbe outraged the group's leader with the naked dress she wore during her appearance on the TV singing competition Star Academy last month.
ISIS's leader al-Baghdadi threatened to try and ban the talent competition from airing, after accusing the singer's scandalous dress of "making the Arab world a nation subject to unethical virtues that go against the teachings of Islam."
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