Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Nasir Shameh


So far I have seen two interviews of Nasir Shameh, one in “Kalam Nawa3im” and the other today in “Nashwa” t.v. programs.
Not only he is a talented musician, with accredited, well-deserved fame, both in the Arabic and the western world, but what I found out, he is also, a sensitive, good Iraqi/human soul.
He is actually doing something for his people, he is currently organizing a campaign, working from his focal point Egypt against the aggravating, and the increasingly widespread rate of cancer in Iraq, and he so fearlessly pointed out the cause of such scourge, and that is quite simply, the depleted uranium bombs that the US has continuously shelled Iraq with ever since 1991. And he also, jeered at the US attempt of bringing liberation, democracy and freedom to Iraq, pointing not only at the intricate complexities of the quagmire that the US has put itself in, but also, the not so “democratic” practices, infamously Abu Ghraib’s scandal, which I believe that the torture was part of the legal procedure of interrogation, only that the big heads, deny and enjoy their living, while the small dogs are the ones like walking ads, constantly showed in t.v.

Nasr Shameh is quite liberal and freedom loving person ,and his campaign is also, to bring along a cultural and rather educational experience for those kids with Cancer, he seems to be wanting to tone down the extremism that is somehow on the increase, through music, and cultured refined taste. But what surprised me, is his honest opinion, without caring if he is to be judged or not, he said, that the operations that are being done against the Americans, are not only done by Saddam loyalists and other ex-Ba’thi members lamenting and grudging for their lost powers, or Jihadists wanting to implement their power , but also, ordinary Iraqis who have lost their loved ones through the process of their country’s destruction, such opinion is rarely held by most of the Iraqis I have known through my online experience, and most of them and I am quite sure, will label such man as a Ba’thie sympathizer, or a suck-up, holding majority opinion to promote his fame more and more but, I think Shameh knew that quite well, since he added that, he is not with the Two Bushies, or with Saddam, to curb any labeling as a Ba’thie sympathizer, because it seemed rather a culture if a person to hold such view, then he is naturally on the other camp.

He says what he feels, he says what he wants, and to be honest, once I heard his opinion, I somehow realized, that if all the Iraqi people thought of their Iraqiness first and foremost, and if their interests were all for the sole purpose of Iraq’s well-being, we would have been a lot better country, no Saddam, no Bush can divide us, but the problem, is that the ruling bunch always put their stupid, most imagined interests first, this stupid, and most imagined interested are always made from components of religious perversion and extremist to one’s group, and ideological fascism for money, control, and just the plain zest for gaining more power.

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His official website is http://www.naseershamma.com if you wana listen to his oud :)

3 comments:

Ēl Delilâh said...

Unfortunately people aren't all the same...or maybe fortunately in our case!

zmanutdz said...

A very nice piece about Shameh. Hope he can make a difference. Iraq needs more active people like him.

For people to be judged as Baath sympathisers and such, you have to keep in mind that the recent war may have turned a few people against America. If your brother was killed by an American bullet then I am sure having him alive under Saddam's rule was a better option. Individual opinions vary and online audiences are made of the 'well-off ' people of Iraq. Some of them ran away with stolen money and bribes and now living in a safe haven.

You sometimes just wonder when justice will be done and those Iraqi blood suckers get punished. ( That's of course if there is something called justice around ).

Gilgamish said...

el delilah,

cheers for that :)

Zmanudtz

"Hope he can make a difference. Iraq needs more active people like him."

He is going to make a special day on t.v. to fund raise for the cause. Just like the ones that have done previously for Palestine.

"For people to be judged as Baath sympathisers and such, you have to keep in mind that the recent war may have turned a few people against America. If your brother was killed by an American bullet then I am sure having him alive under Saddam's rule was a better option. Individual opinions vary and online audiences are made of the 'well-off ' people of Iraq. Some of them ran away with stolen money and bribes and now living in a safe haven."

I dunno, ever since the war/liberation on/of Iraq, a whole lot of schism between Iraqis have occured, and even more of labeling have took place.

I think people who are fence sitters, or people who do not want saddam/ba'th or the US invasion, could not have a respectable position, because most the time, they will be labeled, most classicaly as ba'th sympathizers, they did not have a space for such opinion of theirs, and I though Naseer shama, was one of those people who wanted a good iraq for iraqis, with no saddam and bush, even though it is wishful thinking but tells you alot about his iraqiness.

But regardless of all positions, the US have not done much, especially with its high position as the world's first power, iraqis should have at least running electrical fans to cool down, and that turned bunch of iraqis against the US, people had expectations you know, instead they had thier friends and neigbours killed.

the way i see it, what is happening in iraq, is only only benifiting the elitists, iraqis or americans, and i must admit, most of the iraqi elites have their families residing abroad.