Rapper Faces Death Threats in Iran Over Song
The New York Times / THOMAS ERDBRINK
15-May-2012 (one comment)

EHRAN — With lyrics that tread on ultrasensitive topics and an album cover that shows the dome of a mosque in the shape of a woman’s breast, Shahin Najafi is an international rapper who elicits an intense reaction here.

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Shahin Najafi is accused of insulting a revered Shiite imam.

But Mr. Najafi’s latest song, “Naghi,” named after a Shiite saint, has prompted a particular uproar. Opponents of Mr. Najafi are using arecent fatwa by a leading cleric, Ayatollah Lotfollah Safi-Golpayegani, which labels all those insulting the 10th Shiite imam, Ali al-Hadi al-Naqi, also known as Imam Naghi, as apostates. An Islamist Web site then offered a $100,000 bounty ... >>>

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We should write letters

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and demand that any facebook page in support of the Fatwa be closed.  It is not just a gesture or freedom of speech, it is the shameless support for killing someone.  How can facebook let this happen?  Same with any groups online that actually are supporting this.