Saudi-Born Singer Lashes Out Against Arab Nations on the Refugee Crisis

Give props to Shams Bandar, a Saudi-born singer who has renounced her Saudi and Kuwaiti citizenship over the way countries in the region have treated refugees. I quote: “What can these wretched [refugees] do with their Arab citizenship?…All the Arab countries have closed their borders to them…Why do we pin all our problems on the West? For 1,400 years we have been slaughtering one another, just because one of us prays one way and another prays a different way.”

Bold stuff. Watch the whole interview from Egyptian Dream TV.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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