Former Salafi Sings About His Identity Crisis

NPR | Jan. 31, 2013 4:22 a.m. | Updated: Jan. 31, 2013 9:03 a.m.

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Leila Fadel

A former Salafi turned rapper, Omar Kamal left the Salafi fold during Egypt’s revolution. He says that when Salafis came out of the dark they showed their hypocrisy. To the rhythm of “beat boxing,” he uses his lyrics to chronicle his own identity crisis — a crisis that reflects Egypt’s struggle to find itself.


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