'Muslim Madonna' Issued Death Threats

Muslim pop star DEEYAH is facing death threats because her raunchy new music video sees her strip off a burka (burqa) to reveal her bikini-clad body.

Deeyah claims the video for WHAT WILL IT BE? deals with Muslim women's rights and female empowerment as it also features Muslim women who have fought for freedom of expression.

But the singer, who was born in Norway but moved to the UK after her act alienated her from the Muslim community, has been forced to cancel performances and hire a team of bodyguards after inciting anger from British Muslims as well.

The 28-year-old, dubbed the 'Muslim Madonna' says, "I can't walk around without bodyguards. I would be lying if I said abuse from religious fanatics did not upset or scare me."

Asian music TV network B4U TV dropped the video after receiving complaints. An employee reveals, "We played the video a couple of times and then did not play it again. We had threats which we were forced to take very seriously. These things are sensitive issues."


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Deeyah Presents SISTERHOODSisterhood is the collective name for a mixtape project of previously unreleased songs written by young up and coming female Muslim rappers, singers and poetesses from the UK, Europe and US.Their songs deal with a range of issues that each has been affected by on some level ranging from the war in Iraq to racism, love, romance, living in a post 9/11 world, to women's rights issues, faith and personal experiences of being young socially conscious Muslim women in the West."This is just the first small step towards encouraging these artists and others like them out there to pursue their dreams and hopes," saysDeeyah, the founder of the Sisterhood project who selected this first volume of songs from scores submitted to her."And a way to let them know they are not alone in their struggles and hardship to get their music and message out there.""Although some of the ladies on the project are at the very beginning of their musical journey and just starting to explore and discover their creative and artistic expression I hope that with this project they will find inspiration and encouragement from each other to further develop and hone their craft"."Hopefully we can help create a platform to have their voices and opinions heard as both artists and Muslim women living in Western societies. Female Muslim artists face a tough time. There's very little support for them, many of them have been actively discouraged-- even by their own communities-- from expressing their thoughts and dreams through music. But they are not alone as this first collection proves...they have something to say and they deserve to be heard."Deeyah presents SisterhoodNot for sale. Streamed online on the world wide web from summer 2008.Deeyah Presents:Artist: Lady DizzlaSong: "I Won't Cry"Artist: Amreen Song: "Judge"Artist: Jus1Jam (feat. Kiran Zamman)Song: "Ride (a Requiem)"Artist: MC SuriyaSong: "Breakin The Silence"Artist: ShaheenSong: "Revolution"Artist: Neelofer MirSong: "Poet"Artist: Angel MC ShaySong: "Open Soul Closed"Artist: Kiran Zamman Song: "I Have A Dream"Artist: Lyrical LailahSong: "Un-Abused"Artist: Elly & KhaiSong: "Waters"Artist: Yasslam Song: "Belle Algerie"Artist: PhoenixSong: "Leap of Faith" Artist: Dizie McSong: "Inspecta"Artist: Laydee SlySong: "Kitaab"Artist: Nia-VSong: "6 Degrees Of Separation" Artist: Kayla LahmarSong: "How Did We Get Here"Artist: Raquel Evita SaraswatiSong: TBC
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