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Kuwaiti Pop Singer Turned Jihadi?

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A former Kuwaiti pop singer has traveled to Afghanistan to join the ranks of al Qaeda, according to reports circulating on militant Islamist websites. Hussein al-Ahmad was one of the most famous pop singers of Kuwait and the Arab World until, in 2007, he publicly announced his "repentance" and said he was giving up his singing career for good. Some Muslims believe singing is prohibited in Islam. Al-Ahmed grew a beard, and started wearing traditional Islamic dress. A message posted on the al-Ekhlaas jihadist website Friday claimed al-Ahmad will soon appear in a new Al Sahab tape. Al Sahab is believed to be al Qaeda's "media production company."
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