Rock & Roll Jihad Interview of Salman Ahmad on ABC, Oct 3 2010

The British and American governments’ latest weapon in the fight against al Qaeda isn’t a missle or an intricate piece of technology, but a long-haired rocker named Salman Ahmed.

Ahmed is the lead singer of rock band Junoon, a band that is using music to urge students to choose electric guitars over extremism.

Ahmed, who has already reached over 30 million records sold, is arguably the biggest rock star in the Muslim world. But he has a much bigger mission: rock and roll jihad.

The concept is loosely defined by Ahmed as a way of using music to stand up to the violent rhetoric of Islamic terrorists. … [Read More]

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