The 28-year-old Saudi-born singer Shams Bandar Al-Aslami might not have been so popular before but after making some bold comments about the Arab world she is getting the limelight almost everywhere.
Shams was interviewed recently where she lamented on the worrisome situation that a number of Arab countries are currently going through, blaming the Arab world in general for hypocrisy on the matter. Her comments were pretty hard hitting and got criticized all over the Arab countries because it is not usual for an Arab to speak out so openly against his/ her fellow Arabs.
Shams Bandar, on the other hand, has recently announced that she is giving up her Saudi and Kuwaiti nationality and taking on a European nationality. In the interview, she was inquired as to the reasons for this. When she was probed with questions about why she regarded the Arab world as “hell” and the west as “paradise,” she finally spoke up:
WHY TELL OURSELVES LIES? THE SYRIANS ARE SCATTERED IN THE WORLD’S OCEANS, DYING BY THE MILLIONS ON A DAILY BASIS… IRAQIS ARE DYING BY THE MILLIONS… ALL THE ARAB COUNTRIES HAVE CLOSED THEIR BORDERS TO THEM. WHAT CAN THESE WRETCHED PEOPLE DO WITH THEIR ARAB CITIZENSHIP? HOW DOES A SUFFERING SYRIAN BENEFIT FROM HIS ARAB CITIZENSHIP, WHEN HIS CHILDREN AND FAMILY HAVE BEEN KILLED AND HIS LIFE HAS BEEN DESTROYED? HIS OWN ARAB BRETHREN DO NOT LET HIM IN.
Defending the west and comparing it against the practices of Arab she taunted whether the former chopped off heads, decapitated people, stoned or publically executed them before moving on to talk about ISIS and how they are the stark opposite of the west at least as far as laws and constitutions are concerned.
“For 1,400 years we have been slaughtering one another, just because one of us prays one way and another prays a different way,” Shams Bandar said and concluded that 1400 years ago the USA was not there then why on earth is the Arab world blaming them for everything.
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