“Imam’s son embraces rap,” from AFP, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
London – The son of jailed radical Islamist imam Abu Hamza al-Masri is embracing rap music to sing the praises of Hezbollah and Hamas, the Sun newspaper reported on Tuesday.
The best-selling daily said it sent reporters under cover to meet Mohammed Kamel Mostafa – who goes by stage name Al-Ansary in the rap duo Lionz of Da Dezert – in a recording studio in north London.
“I want to put out an album for the mainstream market, then make a CD featuring hardcore lyrics,” the British-born 24-year-old was quoted as saying, adding that he can “easily make more than a million” pounds.
In one of his songs, The Sun said, Mostafa raps: “I was born to be a soldier/Kalashnikov in my shoulder/peace to Hamasa and Hezbollah/that’s the way of the lord Allah … we’re jihad through/defend my religion with the holy sword”.