Sadam as a Holy Symbol
The late Iraqi President Sadam Hussein is back in the spotlight once again through a new song. The new song is called “Al Qidis Sadam” (The Holy Sadam) and is written and composed by the Libyan poet Ali Al Kilani. The Jordanian singer Amal Al Shalabi will be singing the new song.
The song is about the dramatic change that the late Iraqi president went through when he was in prison and during his trial. He was shown as calm as he could be and brought such uneasiness to those who wanted him out of the way. He became as a fighter against the American and British. The moment of his hanging stayed as a symbol for changing points, which is why Kilani puts him among the Holy and martyrs.
According to the London daily Elaph, Al Kilani, who was in Egypt to launch a promotional campaign for the new songs, says that he is proud of the project and it was a success in Libya. Kilani was encouraged to work on this song where he paid for the expenses from his own money. He adds that it is a changing point for his musical career and the level of his wording.
Al Kilani feels that the late president is a great man who has stood high against his enemies. He was shown as a strong and powerful man who has surprised people throughout the world.
Al Kilani chose the trial and the hanging period, because it showed a shift in the late president’s life. The hanging inspired the poet into working on this project. Kilani says that choosing the day of the hanging was thought out carefully where it was done on a Friday the first day of “Eid El Adha” which is considered as an insult to every Muslim.
Al Kilani has asked many singers to sing his daring song, yet they all refused to do so except Amal Al Shalabi who sang it willingly.