Not A Fest Kuala Lumpur have announced that American hardcore punk band Haram will be heading to Kuala Lumpur this year. The band is notorious for featuring an Arab-American vocalist who also sings in Arabic – all the artwork is also perfect in provoking some sort of response in USA where Muslims/Islam continue to be portrayed in American media as terrorists (the fucking stupid “Muslim Ban” for example). Check out even the teaser artwork for their appearance below:
There is a great article written about the vocalist being hounded by the Joint Terrorism Task Force in USA:
“After his parents moved to New York, Nader lived a normal suburban life like any other kid. But for many New Yorkers, things changed on September 11, 2001.
“I remember I was the first one pulled out of class and the principal was there,” Nader recounts. “I sat down and the D.A.R.E. officer comes up to me. ‘Where is your dad? Where is your mom right now? What do they do? Have they been abroad lately?’
I remember my mom pulled up and I got in the car. We’re driving away from the school and I remember looking back. ‘What’s happened? What’s going on?’ And she’s like, ‘Oh, there was an attack on the city. Your father is down there.'” The surreal event haunts him to this day.
“Here I was, getting questioned by an officer… and also telling me that my dad was a terrorist. Meanwhile, my dad is in a first emergency response at Ground Zero and helping people out,” Nader says.”
Read the rest of the awesome article at this link:
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Photo credit: Angela Owens