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Jihadist songs loved by US airmen's killer banned

The Local · 16 Mar 2012, 16:33

Published: 16 Mar 2012 16:33 GMT+01:00

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The three songs by a German man under the name Abou Maleeq, were described as Islamist fighting songs, or Nasheeds, by the federal department for media harmful to young persons, which banned them.

Arid Uka was jailed for life in February for the attack on US airmen in a bus, telling the court he had been influenced by propaganda and lies after seeing a video on the Internet purporting to show American soldiers raping a woman in Afghanistan.

He was also a devoted fan of Abou Maleeq, the Berliner Zeitung newspaper said on Friday. He wrote “I love you for Allah, Abou Maleeq” on his Facebook page just a few days before carrying out the deadly Frankfurt attack.

Abou Maleeq is a 36-year-old German man originally called Denis C., from the Kreuzberg area of Berlin, Die Welt newspaper reported. His musical career began in gangster rap under the name Deso Dogg, but he entered the radical Islamist Salafist scene and regularly publishes militant rap songs on the internet – under his latest moniker Abu Talha.

One of the three newly banned Abou Maleeq songs is rated as race baiting, and includes the words, “Mujahid run! Mujahid fight! See how the Kafir dies and burns... Allah promised victory would come... We hold the line to the death. Our aim is Sharia, until death comes to us.”

A government spokesman said these fighting songs, “push young Muslims to take part in Jihad, and promote martyrdom as something to strive for.”

Berlin state office for the protection of the constitution said the songs were aiming at young Muslims, to indoctrinate them with the militant-Salafist ideology. The authorities have been working towards the ban since October 2011.

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17:33 March 16, 2012 by willowsdad
60+ years after the alleged demise of Naziism and Germany still has music censorship?!?!?!?
19:02 March 16, 2012 by jtech7
60+ years since WWII, and we still have music artists that think like nazis?!
21:35 March 16, 2012 by joysonabraham
Very very good, no country should allow free speech and democracy to be misused by people who talk about democracy and free speech only to put forward their own undemocratic authoritarian ideas, in the name of religion or what ever
22:35 March 16, 2012 by ovalle3.14
Let's ban everything and enjoy life!
22:38 March 16, 2012 by marimay
Ban David Hasselhoff!
22:38 March 16, 2012 by intensive_care
What if he was a Polish citizen and has killed Nazi soldiers while they were returning from occupying rather destroying east Europe?

What if he is a Libyan citizen who has killed Gaddafi soldiers after their crack down on innocent civilians? or has killed Asad's soldiers...

Interesting to see how the local or biased German press would have put this story.
08:21 March 17, 2012 by milguy
@intensive_care - Your comparison is not valid. Jihadists don't just kill soldiers, as in your examples - Jihadists promote the killing of innocent civilians, including women and children - in fact, anyone who does not believe as they do ("Kafirs"), just as their songs and slogans say.
12:18 March 17, 2012 by TimDavies
@intensive_care, however strongly you feel about something, using bad arguments will only work against you - might get a pat on the back from those who already think the same as you I suppose.

Your examples concern people in their own counties and cultures, jihad seeks to replace what is different outside itself (replace is such a nice word). Certainly without further context or anything, your analogy stinks.

Whatever you think of who you're arguing with, don't insult human reason like this, it's one of the only common things we share and have hope through - however people get around it.

The level of discourse on important issues and ideological polarisation generally in society these days is very troubling.
17:20 March 17, 2012 by intensive_care
@milguy and @TimDavies

Simple answer to both of your arguments is that he was wrong in killing American soldiers. Considering the definiation of jihad for killing innocent people, jihadist have a long way to go before they can even reach 1% of the brutailty against civilians by US and its allies only if you count the score after ww2.

The worst part is Germany support the massacure in the name of freedom by US and NATO in Korea, Veitnam, Iraq, South America and Libya... etc.... etc.... and that is all after the WW2. So how do you expect the people living in Germany who are not addicted like you to mainstream media to feel about the current German establishment. They feel no difference, Nazi were good because media said so, they were bad when media painted them bad same is the case with US only the tables have turned.

West want to live in peace but dont want others to live in peace.
01:25 March 19, 2012 by lewis69
I'm glab they glad they banned that islamic propaganda I don't know why they didn't do it sooner.I think that more muslims may have these radical ideas than we would like to belive.
13:29 March 19, 2012 by jtech7
@intensive_care: the jihadists past that 1% a long long time ago. For a person that 'knows' so much about the mainstream media, maybe you need to pay more attention to it so that you can better understand the numbers.

Sorry, I got to cut this response short, gotta' go feed my 'addiction', and read the news...
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