Rapper Salah Edin wants reconciliation

Controversial Moroccan-Dutch rapper Salah Edin recently released a new album titled Nederlands Grootste Nachtmerrie, or Netherland’s greatest nightmare. The 26 year-old artist has aroused the concerns of many, such as the National Reformist Party, which worries his music will sow hatred. Edin’s music is concerned with how he and other young Moroccans experience the Netherlands-it is anything but clogs and roses. His message: this is why young Muslims radicalize.’ Edin’s music is also about the Muslim life in Europe and its complexity. He reads the Koran yet acknowledges that many Muslim youth do not. His music also references the pleasures of a joint and beer that, although no longer part of his life, are experiences of many Muslim youth now. I want to reconcile, not polarize. But I also want men to think.