US rappers seek to bridge cultures

Three American born Muslims have been using their musical talents to present a positive image of Islam.

A research study by the Arab-American Institute has found that 41 per cent of Muslims living in the US have experienced discrimination.

A Muslim-American rap group is using music as a tool to present a better picture of the Muslim faith in the US and to counter negative stereotypes.

Al Jazeera’s Kimberly Halkett finds out about these musicians’ mission to bridge the cultural divide.

Source : Al Jazeera

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