Saudi-Born Singer Shams Bandar Drops Truth Bombs on Arab TV: “Why do we Pin all our Problems on the West? - For 1,400 years We have been Slaughtering one Another”
Saudi-born singer Shams Bandar was recently highlighted on Arab television and was questioned about her standing against Arab citizenship and being in favor of foreign citizenship for Arabs who wanted to leave their oppressive lands. Bandar then dropped a truth bomb on the Arab world, in which she said that the West was not to blame for the miseries of the Muslim world, but rather they should speak truth to themselves and not deceive themselves, understanding that they have been murdering each other for 1,400 years without the help of the West.
Bandar was asked, "Are you trying to sell the notion that foreign citizenship is the Paradise that will save you from the Hell of the Arab world?"
"Do you want me to be a hypocrite or not?" she asked.
"I want the truth," the host retorted. "Is it Paradise?"
"Of course," she said. "At this time,…"
She was then interrupted with what can only be assumed to be threat.
"People will accuse you of treason, of collaboration, and of selling out on the Arab cause," the host warned.
She laughed at his statement and said, "I have been accused of that for a long time now. It's nothing new."
"Foreign citizenship… It's not that I'm happy with the way things are, but let's not deceive ourselves," she added. "Why tell ourselves lies?"
"The Syrians are scattered in the world's oceans, dying by the millions on a daily basis… Iraqis are dying by the millions…," she continued passionately. "All the Arab countries have closed their borders to them. What can these wretched people do with their Arab citizenship? How does a suffering Syrian benefit from his Arab citizenship, when his children and family have been killed and his life has been destroyed?"
"His own Arab brethren do not let him in!" Bandar thundered. "What is he were a British citizen? Wouldn't the British embassy send a ship to get their citizens out?"