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-- over the last few weeks have been talking a lot about the Boston terrorist suspects and Brothers and one and then an American citizen.
We're going to American schools they were immersed in in our communities but allegedly motivated by their faiths to commit murder.
Now with their faces on television screens in the Internet and newspapers for close to a month it's now.
Went again spark some debate about Muslims in America.
And that sad.
If we're gonna have that debate.
They're not the only face we should be looking at and we have a new face for you today.
This young woman as a singer songwriter whose new CB judgment day comes out today.
I she's an American girl who's using her voice for change with an Islamist one topic that she tackles.
But it certainly is an important one in the -- to introduce you to her.
-- joining us now is in -- appetizing.
And congratulations it is a big day second album.
Yes second album thank you for having me of course to tell us a little bit about how how you got into music to -- -- -- have always been I've always -- musician for as long as I can remember it's not really something I can I can't really remember conscious moment right just started singing it's just always been something that I've done.
-- and I like thank myself not only as a -- as a musician my right on my own songs and produce on my own songs.
And I play guitar and violence while my company myself I'm so it's very important also not only to be singer for me it's also -- -- musician and I heard a little bit and you add your songs earlier they're -- and listening to them all morning it's a rumor viewers may not have heard.
I -- your music yes I'm sure they -- talent heaven a little bit about what you talk about in your songs.
I talk about a lot of different things one of them being political freedom.
Freedom within their societies.
Women's rights is a very big focus of mine and I just believe that freedom is -- universal human right.
That everyone wants whether you're Muslim -- your Muslim American when -- hear from India whether you're from America whether you're from.
Anywhere in Europe it's the universal human right in every single person on this earth for the most part once that right.
And I guess what I'm trying to come you know can say is that most Americans want that same thing.
And Muslims all over the world want that same -- system -- things that you talked about your lyrics have to do -- the way that.
There is some people like Muslim women to be dressed.
Some things that you talk about are arranged marriages.
-- why do you choose music as your format to talk about some -- these issues.
-- music has a funny way of appealing to people's emotions.
In -- -- -- sometimes hard news can't.
When you hear a song that sticks in your head.
With a massive second be a very powerful thing because not only do you have a match and really -- Melanie stuck in your head but you also have a message stuck in your head.
And when you're trying to bring about change I -- -- pop I -- pop music it's a very.
Hopefully very catchy thing that will stick of people I was thinking about -- -- a little.
You can think this is not yet piggyback -- around the same age as you she -- a different topic she she's is innocent of the guys that she dates you could do that -- you can -- and I think that's maybe not.
So political so it takes some real courage.
To talk about -- the things that you're talking about what's in the reaction.
From your community from -- wasn't meaning to some of the things that you have to say.
I'm -- always -- naysayers but for the most part it's been overwhelmingly positive.
I feel like a lot of people assume that Muslim Americans.
Would look down on the singer talking about women's rights and talking about freedom but at the end of the day.
Like I said Muslims want freedom and response has been very positive and keep they've been very receptive to it I first learned about your story because a friend of our showers -- managing at lunch this moral courage project.
And she talks about people in profiles from people outside -- Muslim community in -- hasn't community that have moral courage and she featured.
Featured -- that caught my attention what are the things that you said is that sometimes you do feel though they're walking of a fine line between critiquing your community and and also defending it and -- must that must be challenging.
It's hard line to tell that has yet your critic and you are an ambassador the same time.
I try to convey to a lot of money fellow Americans that -- on American too and I was born and raised here and then the same time I do take I -- make it my business to speak about things in my community that I disagreement.
-- because I feel it without acknowledging that we do have problems will never actually solve them.
So is a very fine line to tell between being an ambassador and a critic and hopefully.
Good music and the rest will follow.
Seeking a good music how can people find -- music today while people confinement music on CD baby band camp.
Amazon iTunes hopefully iTunes will be up pretty -- it's taken a little bit well.
I can speak it now I'm I'm no expert thanks their music is -- accidentally really enjoy it we're glad to have you here.
And we wish you invest a lot to look for handing back the following stories -- thank you so much for the time today thank you for having initiated very --
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