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'Extremists have hijacked Islamic language and culture'


He's one of the biggest stars in South East Asia and and his band has been described by the New York Times as ''the U2 of Pakistan''.

Salman Ahmad, lead singer of the Pakistani band Junoon, is in Britain for the release of his autobiography Rock and Roll Jihad. He's known for taking a stand against extremism and taking on the mullahs and politicians in Pakistan. Salman Ahmad says he wants to bridge the gap between the west and Islam using culture and music. Our reporter Zubeida Malik went to meet him

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