Shaabola too afraid to face the music in Iraq after ridiculing ISIS in his songs

Published August 19th, 2015 - 08:22 GMT
Shaabola cancels Iraq concert for "security reasons." (File photo)
Shaabola cancels Iraq concert for "security reasons." (File photo)

Shaaban Abdel Rahim, AKA Shaabola, is brave behind the microphone, using his lyrics as a weapon to speak out about ISIS and their evil ways.

“Chopping heads is not in Islam, fess up and say who is behind you,” Shaabola once sang.

But when it comes to reality, is he too afraid to face the music?

Although the Egyptian folklore singer, who's had a longstanding war with the terrorist group, laughed off Daesh's death threats with these lyrics, "They want to kill me, what? Are they trying to scare me? Those who have burnt buildings and stood on the flag are now afraid of songs that are written on paper," he's just cancelled a scheduled concert in Iraq.
Could that have anything to do with ISIS's presence in the politically-unstable country? Sort of.
According to Nawaret news, Egyptian authorities prohibited Shaabola from traveling to Iraq for fear for his life, after personally angering ISIS's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
On his part, Shaabola said that he isn't afraid of traveling to Iraq because ISIS's threats means nothing, adding that he even took on Israel before and wasn't bothered by their reaction.
"They (ISIS) want to kidnap me and Islam Khalil because we love Egypt and hate Israel," Shaabola's song lyrics said, while further referring to ISIS as "agents of Israel."
Do you think Shaabola should go ahead and travel to Iraq anyway?

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