The pioneers of social media platforms in Iraq and the rest of the Arab countries shared a video clip of the well-known Shiite cleric in Iraq, Jaafar al-Ibrahimi, in which he attacks the Egyptian artist. Mohamed Ramadan Because of his last concert at the “Sinbad Land” theater in Baghdad, last Friday, which was attended by thousands of Iraqi audience.
Sheikh Al-Ibrahimi commented on hosting the Egyptian artist in a concert in Baghdad During the Friday sermon, he criticized the exorbitant cost, saying: “His concert cost 4 and a half billion Iraqi dinars (3.1 million dollars) and Ibrahimi described Ramadan as a profanity during the sermon.
In turn, Muhammad Ramadan responded to the Brahimi clip through his official account on Instagram, by saying: “How does the House of God object to my color that God created? In general, I am forgiving, with love and respect for the Iraqi people, and with all respect and appreciation for all religions and all sects.”
Positive interaction with Ramadan
Watch the video that Ramadan posted on his Instagram account, about three million people, and prompted his followers to publish supportive comments to welcome him in their country, Iraq.
The media, Sajd Al-Jubouri, said that she did not agree with Al-Ibrahimi with what Ramadan was described as: “Mister, you have the right to criticize Muhammad Ramadan’s party, but you are a religious man and bully the creation of the Lord of the worlds, and you say about him black, effeminate, promiscuous, dirty and ugly.
On the other hand, Muhammad Ramadan posted, through his account on Instagram, a video clip from his party, receiving a watch among the international brands, thrown by one of the attendees at the party, to ask Ramadan about the owner of the watch, so that everyone responds with their hours, and the gift becomes not just one hour, but many precious hours.
Some of the pioneers of communication also referred to Muhammad Ramadan’s meeting with the head of the Iraqi House for Creativity, Hisham Al-Dhahabi, and his children (orphans that he cares for) during his visit to Baghdad.
Al-Dhahabi mentioned through his Facebook account that Ramadan contacted him with the aim of getting to know him and visiting the orphanage: “I received a call from the administration of Sinbad Land telling me that the artist Mohamed Ramadan wanted to talk to me and told me (How are you, Professor Hisham? The children, so that we can get to know you and play a little with the children, and if it is difficult for you, I can come and greet you and the children).
Al-Dhahabi added: “A beautiful and human initiative that I greatly appreciate by the administration of Sinbad Land, brother Hajji Nour and Professor Johnny, as well as a beautiful initiative by the artist Muhammad Ramadan, welcome to Baghdad, peace.”
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Amid wide divergence of opinions, many considered that the sheikh was right in his statements, and others blamed the Ministry of Culture, which is supposed to be keen to provide what lives up to public taste in Iraq.
Iraqi journalist Hussein Murtada wrote through his official account on Twitter: “The invasion of Iraq with singing madmen, from Elisa to Muhammad Ramadan.”
While Maryam indicated in a tweet that it is better to shift the attention of public opinion to local issues of concern to the people: “Instead of the noise and preoccupation with Muhammad Ramadan’s party and its repercussions in Iraq and the division of the people between its attacker and its defender… It is better for us to be preoccupied with Iraq’s great calamity and the struggle of the corrupt from Yes, the positions and the chairs, and where are they going with us and Iraq, and which well will they throw us in the darkest?”
And Mahdi Jassim tweeted: “Expel Muhammad Ramadan from Iraq. We do not need vulgarity. We are enough.”
Some activists also circulated the hashtag #We are all_Jaafar_Al-Ibrahimi and #Al-Ibrahimi_represents me to express their support for him and his statements against the Egyptian artist Mohamed Ramadan, and some parties also demanded that he be banned and that his hosts be held accountable.
One of the pioneers of communication also published pictures of dozens of citizens during a demonstration in front of the city of Sinbad Land in Baghdad, rejecting the singing parties that are held in the city, and they raised banners bearing phrases warning against repeating the concerts, and described the residents of these concerts as “Ansar al-Satan.”
The response of the Iraqi Ministry of Culture
On Wednesday, the Iraqi Ministry of Culture issued a detailed statement in response to some opinions circulating regarding the ministry’s position on the performances and artistic events that were held recently.
The statement stated that the ministry “supports the establishment of performances and events of high artistic value that take into account the public taste and the norms of the Iraqi society with its lofty values that preserved its cohesion and its solid social fabric.”
The ministry confirmed, according to the statement: “These events, artistic performances, and festivals are organized by private entities and companies, and the ministry has not allocated any funds for them.”