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Singer Sami Yusuf Brings Two Worlds Together

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Singer Sami Yusuf Brings Two Worlds Together

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Singer Sami Yusuf Brings Two Worlds Together

Singer Sami Yusuf Brings Two Worlds Together

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Sami Yusuf is a Muslim singer-songwriter who has gained an international following for his ability to weave tenets of Islam into songs with English and Arabic lyrics. Steve Inskeep offers a quick profile.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Maybe it's no surprise that a Muslim immigrant would be drawn to the music of Sami Yusuf. Like so many immigrants, the popular singer straddles two worlds. He's 26. He grew up in London. He's a British Muslim who says his music promotes the message of Islam. In Britain, like the U.S., Muslims are dealing with the aftermath of a terror attack, but he encourages Muslims to be proud of their identity.

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