Hip Hop Islamic Group Counters Islamophobia with Their Music

Monday, October 4, 2010 - 4:22 pm

Hip Hop Islamic Group Counters Islamophobia with Their Music

Native Deen, a Muslim hip hop group that you might have heard in our show “Black & Universal” has released a new music video for the My Faith, My Voice campaign “in response to the rising tide of Islamophobia facing America, especially in the wake of the New York Islamic cultural center controversy.” I’ve written about the fear embracing some Muslims in the United States lately, and I’m digging the music and the way in which these moderate voices are making statements in their own artistic way. Sing on!

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