Rapping with reason: Mona Haydar's music tackles racism and Islamophobia

published 5 months ago by France 24

Mona Haydar is a Syrian-American artist. She raps about Islam, her decision to wear the hijab, and racism in the US, among a host of other polarising issues. And while some have praised her efforts, others have attacked her, calling her a mouth-piece for the Islamic State group. She joins us from New York and explains the message she wants to convey through her music.

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