Monday, 30 November 2009

Kareem Salama & a Land Called 'Paradise'

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ


Kareem Salama is an Arab-American musician.  He was born in Ponca City, Oklahoma in 1978.  Kareem has the distinction of being the first known American-Muslim country music singer.  His music is a hybrid of country and pop.  Kareem's parents immigrated to the United States in the late 1960s.  Kareem Salama, whose name literally means ‘Generous Peace’, used that as the title of his first album.


On the 09th May 2007, Kareem was interviewed on Fox News on his views on profiling, discrimination and his musical influences.

In December 2007, two thousand Muslim Americans were asked what they wished to say to the rest of the world.  Some of their answers were used in the video presentation.  Lena Khan used Kareem Salama’s song "A Land Called Paradise" and put out an independent video based on the various quotations received from the survey.  This is the video above.

Kareem Salama on Fox News

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