The British authorities should be watching this character very closely. I doubt they are. And this kind of “music” should not be legal in Britain: we are in a war. This would be like a pro-Nazi song being recorded in London in the middle of the Blitz. The fact that only two record company executives are upset about this shows just how far the British have already sunk into dhimmitude.
“G-had and suicide bombers: the rapper who likens Bin Laden to Che Guevara,” from The Guardian, with thanks to all who sent this in:
Two record company executives are threatening to resign from a label over an album by a radical Muslim musician which has tracks about the immorality of the west, suicide bombers and Osama bin Laden.
Aki Nawaz is determined to release what is, by anyone’s standards, a phenomenally angry album. He says he fully expects a knock on the door from MI5. As the main component of the band Fun-da-Mental, Nawaz has been producing politically challenging music since 1991 but accepts he is pushing those boundaries further.
The album, All is War (The Benefits of G-had), contains one track which uses the words of Bin Laden issuing “a statement of reason and explanation of impending conflict” and equates him with Che Guevara. Another forensically recreates a suicide bomber at work. The opening song is a rejection of what Nawaz sees as the hypocrisy and immorality of the west. One supposedly dream-like track predicts the demise of America at the hands of Islam.
Nawaz, a former drummer in the Southern Death Cult, said yesterday: “I have a right to push the boundaries as much as anyone else has, whether it’s Ken Loach or Harold Pinter or George Galloway or Neil Young or the Sex Pistols.”…
The impending release of the album has already caused consternation. Nawaz says two silent directors of his label, Nation Records – Martin Mills and Andrew Heath of Beggars Banquet Records – have threatened to resign if he releases the album, which he intends to. Neither Mr Mills nor Mr Heath were prepared to comment yesterday.
Nawaz said he had respect for both men but added: “I’m kind of disappointed because it makes me think if Never Mind the Bollocks had landed on their tables they would have dismissed it. “They’re in fear for themselves and they’re in fear for me which is a telling tale of where we are at in the present scheme of things when it comes to freedom of expression.”
Freedom of expression, once again, is not a suicide pact. He has all the freedom of expression he wants, but once he has revealed his real agenda, authorities have the responsibility to take notice. And as for his CD, he has no natural right to put out a recording. The record companies have no obligation to him.
Nawaz produced the album in London, Pakistan and South Africa and it also contains songs which address deaths in Afghanistan and Srebrenica.
He said rather than ask about the effect his album might have on impressionable people, the question should be asked of the government. “You’ve already got people at the top who are inspiring them to do wrong. It’s like a mafia who say for us to do anything is legitimate but any resistance towards us is illegitimate. So you have legalised terrorism and illegal terrorism.”
Nawaz, who grew up in Bradford, believes he is being honest. This “honesty” manifests itself in tracks such as the rap song I Reject, an angry polemical blast with lines such as “Reject your blood I reject your creed/Reject your queen and her stolen crown/Reject your media falsified news/Reject your patronising liberal views.” It also takes a swipe at moderate Muslim voices who accept invitations to Downing Street….
Nawaz describes the songs Che Bin Parts 1 and 2 as a discussion on resistance and terrorism. He uses the words of Bin Laden and Che Guevara to suggest that they have more in common than differences. Nawaz said he challenged anyone to disagree with the statement by Bin Laden that he uses.
Cookbook DIY has lyrics about how a suicide bomber makes his bomb. It also has a verse about how a White House scientist makes his bomb – equating the two.
Nawaz denies that he is condoning suicide bombers. “Everything to me is tragic. I don’t understand what the guys are doing. But I can feel what they’re doing.”…
Reject your thieving foreign policies
Reject your elitist congregation
Reject your mini skirt liberation
Reject your concept of integration …
But revenge will be mine, with my last breath I will rise to curse you
Because you, you dogs and parasites have made us helpless
I’m strapped up cross my chest bomb belt attached
Deeply satisfied with the plan I hatched
Electrodes connected to a gas cooker lighter