Norway: Singer’s brother under police protection


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15 January 2008


Norway:
Singer’s brother under police protection

Dancer Adil Thathaal received death threats from religious people with Pakistani background because he defended his sister, the singer Deeyah, in a recent magazine interview.

24-year-old Adil Thathaal is an actor and breakdancer, a well-known face in Norway, ever since he won a dance competition on a tv show called ‘Dansefeber’.

In a magazine interview Adil Thathaal critized those in the Pakistani society in Norway who 12 years ago had threatened and harassed his sister, Deeyah, because she published a music video in which she showed some bare skin of her back. Deeyah – who was 18 at the time – was made to feel so unsafe in Norway that she moved to London, and later to the US.

Deeyah (real name Deepika Thathaal) recently published her third solo album – her first album under the name Deeyah. The album’s title is ‘Ataraxis’, and she sings in Urdu, Punjabi and Pashto language.




Adil Thathaal


Sources (in Norwegian language)

Det Nye – 3 December 2007:
‘Digger drømmende damer’

VG Net – 20 December 2007:

‘Vinneren av «Dansefeber» drapstruet’

Klassekampen – 20 December 2007:

‘Danse-Adil drapstruet’

Deeyah’s story
Read our in-depth interview with Deeyah here…

Freemuse – 9 August 2006:
‘Deeyah speaks out about the unspeakable’

Deeyah’s MySpace profile:

myspace.com/deeyahmusic


Click to read more about Deeyah



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