Yemen: Concert became courageous manifestation against terrorism

19 February 2008

Syrian singer Assala Nasry defied death threats by al-Qaida members in Yemen before her concert in Aden. The concert became a huge success. Assala Nasry was nervous when she stepped into Aden’s airport with her mother and children. She had received four e-mails containing threats that she would be killed …

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Yemen: Singer threatened to be killed if festival is allowed

13 February 2008

The First Aden Singing Festival stirs controversy in Yemen. A new fatwa (religious edict) bans music concerts in the country, and the famous Syrian singer Assala Nasry has been threatened that she will be killed if she enters the festival’s stage as scheduled on 14 February 2008. “We warn Asalla that …

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