Egyptian folk singer Shabaan Abd Al Raheem denied
accusations that he ridicules the death of former Libyan President Muamar
Gaddafi in his new song. Shabaan stated that the song her released 48 hours
after the death of Al Gaddafi is a special dedication to the Libyan people for
the success of their revolution.
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According to the internet website MBC.net, Shabaan stated
during a televised interview with the Arab satellite channel Al Hayat that he
did not make fun of the image of Gaddafi dead, but rather said that God is more
powerful than any man and it is God’s will that people go out in the streets
and hold revolutions to fight corruption and mistreatment by their rulers.
Shabaan said that in the song he warns the Libyan people
from US President Barak Obama and said that he is like former US President
George Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Arial Sharon, stressing that all these
rulers are deceiving the Arab people making them think that they are on their
side, but in fact they have their own agenda. Shabaan states in the song that
Obama’s target is Libyan oil and is hoping of getting his hands on it like he
did with Iraqi oil.