Junoon’s Salman Ahmad interviewed on BBC HARDtalk

by Jai
24th August, 2010 at 4:45 pm    

This is a follow-up to the previous PP article discussing the Pakistani Sufi rock group Junoon and its founder/current lead singer Salman Ahmad (recently also interviewed by Rolling Stone magazine). As discussed previously, Junoon have been heavily involved in opposing Islamist extremism along with promoting pluralistic interfaith understanding & friendship; Salman himself is also a UN Goodwill Ambassador for HIV/AIDS, and has worked in conjunction with both the Clinton Global Initiative and Dr Tahir ul-Qadri’s Sufi organisation Minhaj ul-Quran, along with giving a concert at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in 2007.

Salman Ahmad, who is currently based primarily in New York, recently visited the UK and was interviewed at length by Stephen Sackur on BBC 24’s HARDtalk programme. They discussed a range of topics, including Islamist extremism, terrorism, Sufism, the West, and American Muslims, and you can see the full interview in three parts via Youtube below:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

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  1. Kismet Hardy — on 24th August, 2010 at 5:40 pm  

    I interviewed Salman many moons ago when I was Music Editor of Eastern Eye newspaper. If I recall, he was banned from playing in Pakistan at the time but rather adored in India and in the UK. One of the few people I spoke to back then who was interesting enough not to make up quotes to spare readers the tedium. Top bloke, even if he displayed an unnatural fondness for Bono.

  2. Kismet Hardy — on 25th August, 2010 at 11:33 am  

    And on the other hand, we have our very own rebel legend (or should that be bellend). I can’t believe it’s not butter…


    More on why he’s a twat


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