You would think that a beautiful, up and coming pop sensation would be having the time of her life after her album debuted in the UK in the Top 40, reached #4 on the Club Chart and #11 on the Indie Chart. You would think that after one of her singles on the album reached #1 on the hottest music video channel in the UK that she would be enjoying her success. This might have been true, except Deeyah is a Muslim - and she has fled to the U.S. in fear for her life from fellow Muslims over her video (Click HERE to watch it).
"...her video has led to threats from conservative Muslims who are angry that Deeyah (herself a Muslim) appears in sexy clothes and dances with a black man." This, from her website. "The resulting press coverage since the release of the video has been overwhelming to the point of overshadowing Deeyah’s music. For her safety, and in hopes of shifting the focus off of the “news story” and back on the music, Brainwash Records has brought Deeyah and her album to the US."
"I can't walk around without bodyguards. I would be lying if I said abuse from religious fanatics did not upset or scare me," said the 28-year-old beauty, dubbed the 'Muslim Madonna.'Now based in the U.S., Deeyah is scheduled to return to London next month to promote a new video - but may cancel the trip due to this threat. Apparently, shedding her Burqa to reveal a sexy bikini in the video just didn't fly with these extremist Muslim assholes. So, as with anything that pisses them off these days, it's got to be a death sentence for the offender. Imagine that.
Speaking of Free Speech and pissing radical Muslims off, click here to see another funny video clip. If this stuff offends you, don't go there. If you do it anyway, don't come back here and whine about it! Go write a Fatwa or something...