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Sean Paul cancels show following death threats from Islamic 'Extremist' group

Sean Paul at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards - Arrivals, StaplesJamaica’s Grammy award winning singer, Sean Paul, has cancelled a New Year Eve show in the Maldives after reportedly receiving a death threat from an Islamic group claiming to have ties in Syria.

“Unfortunately, the world has reached a point where cyber threats must affect real life decisions. With that said, due to safety concerns for my crew and the people of the Maldives attending the Tourist Arrival Countdown, it is with deep regret that I have come to the difficult decision to cancel my appearance,” the artiste said in a statement.

Last weekend a video message was posted online and that Paul’s publicist, Carlette DeLeon, said a decision would be taken following a meeting with Sean Paul’s management team and authorities in the Maldives.

Sean Paul Gets Death Threat From 'Extremist' Group Jihadists by way of Youtube Not To Perform in Maldives

Britain’s Independent newspaper reported the video message carries the logo of the Bilad Al Sham Media (BASM) group, an organisation which claims to comprise Maldivian jihadists based in Syria and the Maldives.

“Sean Paul, if you visit the Maldives, the world will see your burned and blood-drenched dead body,” said cards held by a cloaked figure in the video posted on YouTube late on Wednesday night.

“It is for all Muslim to jihad in the name of Allah. Hence disbelievers like Sean Paul, who are like the worst of the devil’s advocates, deserve nothing but death,” according to the video.

But the newspaper quoting a Twitter account allegedly belonging to BASM, said the group denies being behind the threat.

“We would clearly like to announce that our media have nothing to do with the Sean Paul death threatening video.”

Sean Paul's FIRST Statement:

Statement from Sean Paul regarding death threat:
 
First, I would like to thank the people of The Maldives for inviting me to perform there.  Through social media, I have felt the love and support from many Maldivian citizens looking forward to the concert.
 
I have also heard the concerns of some citizens regarding the concert.  
 
It is because I have the utmost respect for various religions and cultures that I have sought to travel the world to learn and to share.  I support freedom of expression within whichever context best suites you and do not judge others based on their religious beliefs.
 
During this very holy season for people of all faiths, I pray for peace.

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Comment by red bone on January 2, 2015 at 2:11pm
they should send Vybz Kartel over there to perform since he from Gaza. he3ll be singing to a different tune . those extremists will wash the word Gaza otta him mouth for good
Comment by red bone on January 2, 2015 at 2:06pm
Weh da ras is wat de ras? seems like u r the real SUCKER here!
Comment by nadida bullock on January 2, 2015 at 1:09pm
listen im muslim and if extremists threatened him trust me they will keep their word, they are not muslim because in islam when you kill one innocent its as if you killed the whole of mankind. Extremists are not considered muslim because they kill anyone, SEAN PAUL made a good choice hes not a sucka hes an artist and business man who made a tough choice...and he will live another day as a result
Comment by Clare. on January 1, 2015 at 5:44pm
Violence is not from the Creator's son; 'The Lord Jesus Christ'! They need to leave musical artists alone!!
Comment by red bone on January 1, 2015 at 2:10pm
come on roots defend yourself and define 'sucker' we are waiting to here from you y is sean paul a sucker for cancelling his show as an unwanted guess? ROOTS where are you! im calling u out!!!
Comment by Malachy on December 31, 2014 at 10:02pm
Still don't understand why he is a sucker ?
Comment by red bone on December 31, 2014 at 2:09pm
sucker why is he a sucker? muslims dont play they take their religion very seriously unlike so called christians.stupid is the man who goes into the darkness without knowledge. him being a "sucker" maybe saving jamaica from jihad the r3eal gaza lol
Comment by Elsa Thompson on December 31, 2014 at 12:48pm
Yes, why is he a sucker?
Comment by StokeS on December 31, 2014 at 12:44pm
Why is he a sucker?
Comment by Roots aka TJ What De Ras on December 31, 2014 at 11:16am
Sucker

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