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Saturday, April 03, 2010

Kuwaiti singer criticized for singing in Hebrew

Emma Shah, a popular Kuwaiti singer, was strongly criticized today as news got out that she sang a Hebrew song at a Kuwait club.

Arab news sources talked about "outrage" in the streets after people heard about her song.

Shah struck back at her critics, saying that the song translates to "Come let us rejoice, to be happy, to enjoy my brothers, to enjoy."

She said "I am a human being and should not be subject to the [illogical] limits set by other human beings. Unfortunately, Arabs refused to co-exist with others and with other opinions. We have racism and and fanaticism and hatred of ourselves and those around us."

Emma said she does not hate anyone and is knowledgeable on other religions and creeds, which makes her love all people.