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La_Serpiente Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 08:03 AM
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U.S. Muslim band wows Indonesia
Mods: An article like this would probably go in a room that dealt with culture. However, it talks about an exchange between US Muslims and Indonesian Muslims, and in a way bridges the gaps of understanding between the two groups.

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U.S. Muslim band wows Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia - They're regulars on MTV. Fans accost them in shopping malls. Their debut album smashed into the Top 10.

But Debu is hardly your typical American pop export.

The band's 17 members are all Muslims, and their songs of peace and love are making a big splash in Indonesia -- the world's most populous Islamic country -- where religious extremism, terrorism and anti-American sentiment are on the rise.

''We are doing it for Allah,'' said Najib Ali, a Washington, D.C., native who is the band's drummer, manager and website designer. ``The music is just a vehicle to convey an important message, namely that in Islam everyone is protected and there is peace.''

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