Rapping about Tolerance after the Sikh Massacre

Monday, August 20, 2012

Zaki Syed performs his tribute to the Sikh temple shooting victims. Zaki Syed performs his tribute to the Sikh temple shooting victims. (Zaki Syed/Youtube)

The shooting at the Sikh temple in Wisconsin earlier this month drew national attention to America's peaceful Sikh community, and the violence that community has faced since the September 11 attacks.

One of the most heartfelt tributes to the victims to emerge in the last few weeks comes from Zaki Syed, a Muslim-American rapper. Syed is a student mastering in Sociology at California State University, Sacramento, and has created a spoken word rap calling for tolerance in the wake of the massacre.

Guests:

Zaki Syed

Produced by:

Arwa Gunja

Comments [3]

fahim from multan

Asalam u Alicom
i know how to read holy Quan .if you wants your child learn of holy Quan ..

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Sep. 20 2012 08:07 AM
Kathy Coley from New York

So powerful - thank you for airing this segment.

Aug. 20 2012 12:41 PM
Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

Eventually, all people will start looking inside about their rage and confusion in life instead of striking out against their fellow men

Aug. 20 2012 10:05 AM

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