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Friday, February 17, 2012
CHRISTIAN BOY REFUSES TO SING 'ALLAH' SONG
(KDVR) —GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — A Grand Junction High School student is dropping out of choir rather than sing an Islamic song he says goes against his strong Christian beliefs.
The song is “Zikr,” and was written by internationally acclaimed composer A.R. Rahman.
Rahman won an Oscar and a Grammy for his songs in Slum Dog Millionaire. Zikr was written for a 2005 movie about an Indian independence leader. The song contains the phrase “There is no other truth but Allah.”