Brits disturbed by jihad rap

Feb. 8, 2004 at 8:41 PM
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LONDON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- A rap video, jihad-style, fronted by a young British Muslim rapper brandishing a gun and a Koran, has drawn fire for its blood-curdling images.

The rap song called "Dirty Kuffar," Arabic for dirty non-believer, praises Osama bin Laden and the attack on the World Trade Center in New York, the London Observer reported Sunday.

The video was posted on the British Web site run by the Islamic extremist Mohammed al-Massari, a Saudi Arabian dissident who has lived in Britain since 1994. Al-Massari claims the video has been selling well at mosques to the younger generation, and overseas demand is heavy.

The rapper in the video calls himself Sheikh Terra and the Soul Salah Crew, a take-off on the rap group So Solid Crew. "Salah" is Arabic for faith.

The video is essentially a diatribe against the "dirty non-believers" Tony Blair and George Bush, urging listeners to "throw them on the fire."

Labour MP Andrew Dismore told the Observer he was 'disgusted' by the video and said he would refer it to the Home Office and ask the police to investigate if any offense has been committed.

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