An Anthem For Libya's Rebels

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Khaled Ahmed Muammar says he dreamt as a kid about assassinating Moammar Gadhafi, after his father was imprisoned in Libya under the leader. His parents fled the country, and eventually ended up in the U.S., where Muammar was born and learned about what his family had been through because of Gadhafi.

He's now expressing his opposition to the long-time Libyan leader in his rap music, and he hopes to one day get a chance to go to his family's homeland.

"I get messages from all over the world, we can't wait to see you in concert, we can't wait to see you perform in Libya," Khaled Ahmed Muammar told WBUR's Here & Now. "And you know, if that happens it happens. But I'm in awe of those people. I'm going to be walking around getting everybody else's autographs. What I'm doing is extremely insignificant compared to the people that are risking their lives every single day," he said.

"I just want to go see my homeland, speak to the people, touch the soil, eat the food, speak the language," he said. "if a concert comes in that's fine.   But, you know, I'm not looking to go home just to be on stage.

This segment aired on May 25, 2011.


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