Sunday, February 20, 2011

A Poignant Message from American Muslims

When I encountered this musical message for the first time a few years ago, I wept. In fact, I teared up the first five or six times I watched it, because it poignantly reveals the perspective of many of my Muslim friends.

The music and lyrics are by Kareem Salama, an Egyptian-American who was born and raised in a small town in Oklahoma. Kareem Salama is a country-western artist, and it is noteworthy that his name means "generous peace." Learn more about Kareem Salama at

Enjoy this great music video and its excellent message!


  1. Great video of the humanity of all peoples. I didn't tear up until the shot of our declaration of independence "We, the people...means all of us" I was expecting most of the other types of phrases, but to think of the land we live in and the opportunity it gives to all people.
    I am in a world religions class right now and just last night we went through the origins of Islam and looked a lot at the Quran's teaching on Jesus.
    I will be visiting a mosque this week to engage/dialogue more with Muslim people.
    Thanks for the post and the work you are doing!

  2. Hey Brian! Thanks for your thoughts, friend. Hope you guys are doing well!