July 20, 2008

Deeyah's Ideas...

You may have heard Deeyah referred to as "The Muslim Madonna."She is a kick-ass post-9/11 Muslim feminist (in my opinion) and a pretty sexy and bad-ass pop star. She just started this amazing grassroots project to foster self-expression in her community of Muslim women by helping them become artists.

I have also found a video of an interview Deeyah did two years ago where she goes into great detail about her identity as a hip hop star who was raised a Muslim and still seems to embrace much of the faith, despite many fundmantalists denouncing her and even threatening her life.

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