Tuesday, March 20, 2012


"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor."
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Omar Offendum has been holding his silence to finally unleash a clear statement of rejection towards the Syrian Regime and its untamed horrific actions. Known for his poise and patriotism, Offendum honors his fellow co-citizens with a striking song and an explicit video. He doesn’t hold back on criticizing, hating and depreciating the system. The chant for freedom “Ash’shaab yureed iskat al-nitham!” gives a strong appeal to the song: it increases the tempo and builds up an adrenaline rush in whoever listens to the song.

Once again, music prevails in shedding light on the political situation in the region. One may not underestimate the power of lyrics – not to mention, when combined with a video reflecting the reality of the gruesome events occurring, it holds credibility, strength and works as a way to inform the youth, to alert the world, to charge the Arabs with enough power to condemn this situation. Injustice lives among the Syrians! Journalists, reporters and anchors: they see, assess and transmit. A modest young man like Omar Offendum also sees, assesses and transmits.

His message does not lack information. His song does not lack reality. His lyrics do not lack credibility. His video does not lack consciousness.

Written By: Hanane Fathallah

This is the great video:
Proud of you Omar - This song is Timeless
Props to the talented hands of Sami Matar on the production

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