Monday, July 11, 2011
Killing the Music
Syrian Protest Singer Slain for Anti-Assad Tune -Roee Nahmias
Ibrahim Kashush became the latest symbol of the ongoing Syrian uprising. Equipped with a megaphone, Kashush started singing in front of hundreds of thousands of demonstrators in Hama last Friday, in a song titled "Be Gone," in reference to Syrian President Bashar Assad.
"Come on, get lost, ya Bashar," Kashush chanted, "Take your brother Maher with you and take off!" "Your legitimacy has vanished, Bashar the liar....Bashar, be gone."
The song became an instant hit and one of the main anthems of the protests. Four days later Kashush's body was discovered with his throat slit.
UPDATE: Video added
Except for the reference about Bashar being an agent of the United States, this chant is fairly catchy...may its brave author rest in peace