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June 25, 2006

Islam: A culture of denial and selfcontradiction

Filed under: Islam, Uncategorized — limewoody @ 8:38 am

Dutch Muslim rapper Yassine SB wrote a song about his anger over Van Gogh's murder but scrapped plans to perform it out of fear of being ostracized by the Islamic community. He also turned down requests by a popular Amsterdam radio station to sing a song against terrorism.

"If you sing that, it's like you choose the Dutch, not Muslims," said Yassine SB — the initials stand for his surname Sahsah Bahida — who is popular among Dutch North African youths like himself for his songs against racism.

"People will say 'you are a traitor,'" said the 20-year-old musician.

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060624/ap_on_re_eu/europe_s_silent_muslims;_ylt=ApqidIZ8C16aI5M2DJCjKE50bBAF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA

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