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Huge sign in Sananmein, Daraa today: “We don’t love you” [Bashar] Signed: “Revolutionaries of Sananmein”

Huge sign in Sananmein, Daraa today: “We don’t love you” [Bashar] Signed: “Revolutionaries of Sananmein”

Baba Amro, Homs, September 11, on the night of Bashar al-Assad’s 46th birthday, which I hope is his last. At 00:37 you can hear “ash-shaab yureed a3dam al-rais” - “the people demand the execution of the President”.

In Hebrew: “Bashar is murder”. A play on the vegetarian slogan “meat [basar] is murder”

In Hebrew: “Bashar is murder”. A play on the vegetarian slogan “meat [basar] is murder”

Protesters in Douma (Damascus suburb) tear down a Hafez al-Assad poster today and then chant “the people demand the removal of the regime”. The protests today follow a speech by Assad promising reform and the removal of emergency law.

Lyrics:

Statement number one,
The Syrian people will not be degraded

Statement number one
Certainly we will not remain this way

Statement number one
From Houran came the good news

Statement number one
For the rebels of Syria

First Rap Verse:

We’ve lived in silence for years
For how long do we want to stay this way, like the dead
We’re always promised reform and freedom
But it seems there’s no intent for the deprived souls
You haven’t had enough of your pictures so you filled the land with statues
Looks like you’ll suffer as they burn in the moment of change
We can never oppose any sectarian
We are all united against this fake authority
With justice and safety we benefit
So why do we imprison a ten year old child
I live my life only to build for someone else’s future
I will stand tomorrow in the face of injustice
Those who are handed responsibilities because supposedly they’re a loyal patriot
End up being thieves and pros at bribery
I guess they can only sleep peacefully on feathered pillows
While the rest of us are barely making ends meat
You’ve filled the country with intelligence (CIA) issues
And people’s rights have become taboo
You don’t know how to distinguish between a patriot and a traitor
And if you ask a blind man he will tell you everything is clear
With brains, with strength, we will take everything
And who doesn’t like it can get up and leave
You’ve destroyed Hama and it’ll never be the same
Today we have a solution and we will not make a mistake
You sold Golan [Heights] and sold it cheaply
You blew up the cause and filled it with fraud
It confirms that a piece of history is a blood terminal
We want to make our dreams a reality even if the cost is blood
The government’s resistance will cause rage
Whether the king escapes or even if he dies

Second Rap Verse:

Corruption and crime under the name of authority
But today we stand to overthrow the policy
Bribes for the judicial system have hindered equality
Don’t dare think, you will get by easy
Truth have become lies and lies have become truth
And soon as you speak out, they will beat you
Your grandfather and mine have paid the price
\What are you waiting for Syria, so that we may free our nation
Today I’m coming out to stand up and speak out
Today I must, don’t you dare think I’ll cry
You’re either abused or an abuser, either a thief or robbed
The day has come in which we awakened from this nightmare
My country and I will protect it with my money and dignity
I will stand up and march with a coffin on my shoulder
The nation’s goods are a game in your hands
You think the people aren’t taking it easy on you
Security dictates with a sword and a gun
From today up until tomorrow there will be a response
The nation is robbing us and celebrating the evacuation
But a day will come when the torment will stop
Unity, Freedom, Socialism
Division, Suppression, Dictatorship
Muslims and Christians we’re calling for freedom
We are all one hand with the Syrian revolution
Ya, with the Syrian revolution

Hook:

Statement number one,
The Syrian people will not be degraded

Statement number one
Certainly we will not remain this way

Statement number one
From Houran came the good news

Statement number one
For the rebels of Syria

Spoken:

So how do we write when there is a lock on our mouths
And every second a killer comes for you
Therefore, I carry my poems on my back and it exhausts me
So what will be left of the poem when it collapses

Chanting:

From Houran came the good news

منكبك - Minkibik (we’ll throw you out, used to refer to throwing our the garbage), as opposed to Min7ibik (we love you).

منكبك - Minkibik (we’ll throw you out, used to refer to throwing our the garbage), as opposed to Min7ibik (we love you).