I will never understand how this romantic singer turned into an extremist and an outlaw all of a sudden. It’s hard to believe it was only Al-Assir’s influence that changed his mind. The only other Lebanese singer, that I know of, who turned religious is Rabih el Khawli. He used to do drugs before deciding to go to a monastery and become a monk.
It’s quite hard to compare the two though as the only thing they have in common was their talent (Based on what I hear as I am not a big fan of both).
Either way, let’s hope Shaker will be the last singer who ends up that way, and of course that he gets caught ASAP and put in jail.
PS: Title taken from Le Monde’s article on Fadel