Egyptian folk singer Shabaan Abdul Rahim has revealed that he has turned down an offer to sing in the United States of America fearing assassination by the Jewish movement Mossad with the help of the CIA. The singer had received an invitation to sing his popular song “I Hate Isreal” in the America for 60 thousand US dollars but the fear for his life made him overlook the thought of going.
According to the Qatar based daily, Al Raya, Shabaan also revealed that due to his song “I Hate Israel” a contract between him and the Egypt chain of the international food restaurant McDonalds to hold an advertisement campaign for their new Falafel (vegetarian burger) sandwich. The contract was cancelled after a Jewish official in the US submitted a complaint against him.
American billionaire and owner of Microsoft International Company, Bill Gates was recently in Egypt to attend the Governmental leaderships first conference in Cairo sponsored by Microsoft and under the patronage of Egyptian president Husni Mubarak. Gates arrived in Cairo and met with the Egyptian president to discuss faces of cooperation between the computer software giant and Egypt.
Gates visit to Egypt caused for the bringing back of a song created by Shabaan over one year ago. The Song expresses Shabaan’s admiration and love to Bill. The song talked about most of Microsoft applications and its benefits in a satirical way. Shabaan also goes on in the song saying that he loves Bill Gates and Hates those that do not.
Recently, Shabaan has realized that his success in the music world depends mainly on him creating political songs, especially those that criticize the United States of America and Israel. His songs have found popularity mostly due to there simple language that is easily understood by everyone, and because they express the hatred common people have towards the US and Israel.
Shabaan’s latest creation is a song about the “Road Map”, and the words in it are the same that were said by Bush himself when he released it. The song goes on to describe how the US and Israel are spit images of one another and they work for each other’s benefit.
Shabaan daringly states in the song that the US is behind the September 11th attacks and that they purposely brought it down to create a scenario about how Arabs and Muslims are terrorists. The singer goes to say that the US just wants any reason to put the blame on a Muslim country in order to give them an excuse to act in any way they want. The song is part of the new album released by Shabaan and is expected to find enormous success in the Arab world.
Shabaan was able through his simplicity in style and manner to reach the hearts of many people throughout the Arab world. Shabaan has risen from a poor ironer to well-known singer with his songs reiterated throughout the streets and people anxiously waiting for the opportunity to see him perform. – Albawaba.com
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