“How come we are digging tunnels and they are reaching outer space…?”
Palestinian rapper Tamer Nafar of the hip-hop group DAM is blaming the United States and Israel for no Palestinian space program and specifically that there has yet to be a Palestinian on the moon, as reported by TheBlaze.com.
In an interview with the pro-Palestinian news portal and activist website Electronic Intifada, Nafar claimed that American-funded Israeli “occupation” has kept the Palestinians not only from being sent into orbit, but actually going in the opposite direction deep within the bowels of the Earth.
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As the Arabic astronomically-challenged artiste eruditely pointed out during his interview:
Well, once I read an article about some NASA experiment on the moon, or in space, I don’t know, but they created some kind of a spaceship that goes to outer space to do something. And on the same day, I read an article about the people in Gaza digging tunnels. I didn’t feel comfortable with these two opposites. They are exploring the galaxies outside of Earth, and the Palestinians are digging tunnels — it’s the opposite direction.
The rhapsodic rapper wasn’t quite done flexing his brain muscle:
Of course we want to go to the moon, but we cannot do it with the occupation. And who’s responsible for the occupation as well? America, the USA. They are sponsoring billions of dollars every year to make us dig under tunnels. I didn’t like it, and it was a sad song at the beginning. How come we are digging tunnels and they are reaching outer space?
Nafar somehow overlooked Lt. Col. (Sultan) Salman Abdulaziz Al-Saud of the Royal Saudi Air Force, who served as a Payload Specialist onboard the Space Shuttle Discovery mission STS-51G during June of 1985.
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Citing the Israeli occupation of Gaza, the DAM lead man neglected to mention Israel pulled out of Gaza in 2005.
The Gaza Strip is now under the control of the terrorist organization Hamas.
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The group’s name is the Arabic verb for “to last forever/eternity,” but can also be an acronym for “Da Arabian MCs.”