Instagram sea shanty on the ‘Story of Palestine’ was viewed 10 MILLION times in 48 HOURS! In honour of Palestine, especially for our audience, from the singer/songwriter herself, Tiktoker Eman Askar, an Egyptian mother of two, who became an overnight sensation when she sang an adaptation of “The Wellerman” sea shanty, shares her own story for you.
Her song went viral after she replaced the lyrics to explain the history of Palestine and how the illegitimate Israeli occupation came about, resulting in 10 million views!. She has a special message for our listeners and talks about her story of how this song came about from a picture from her childhood.
Eman Askar @emmasworld.101, Egyptian mother of two, singer, songwriter, copywriter, video creator.
Nafisa: Salaams and welcome to Not Another Mum Pod.
In honour of Palestine, especially for our audience from the singer songwriter herself Eman Askar, an Egyptian mother of two, who became an overnight sensation.
Eman went viral and was covered by various news outlets. Listeners do follow her on Insta and tech talk. Username is emmasworld.101
Eman Askar: Hello, everyone, assalamualaikum! My name is Eman Askar, and I just wanted to introduce myself to Not Another Mum Pod and Muslim Mama’s listeners.
Eman continues to share her story about how she thought of this song, going back to her childhood, the thought process and aftermath of when she released the song. Tune in to listen to her unique story – truly an honour that Eman has taken the time to do this for NAMPOD and MM listeners. Thank you Eman!
There once was a land called Palestine
Where Christians, Muslims and Jews lived fine
In the 1800s
It was ruled by The Ottoman Empire
Meanwhile, a bearded guy
Founded Zionism for Jews to aspire
A land that becomes their home, and safe
Only for their kind
Then there was World War I
That ended when the Allies won
And England was like “Hey, this beautiful land is totally mine”
Still, the name was Palestine
Even though it was colonized
And a promise for a Zionist State
Was made by a man that had no right!
Then more and more Jews arrived
seeking refuge and that’s alright
Until their plan to steal the land
Was no longer to hide!
The year was 1948,
When Israel bullied its way into a “state”
Thousands of Palestinians fled their homes to survive
No right for return, no right for a home, no right to fight for the land that they owned
Israel expanded more and more into an APARTHEID
Where is your humanity?
Where is your respect for dignity?
Call it “conflict”? That’s insanity!
It’s time to change your mind!
One day Palestine will be free!
So be on the right side of history
You’re not antisemitist if you stand against war crimes
Don’t be brainwashed by the news
Now you can see for yourself the truth
Learn about the story:
Story of Palestine.