Fuck it, Jihad

from Ras Kass – Nature of the Threat Lyrics on Rap Genius


Jihad has multiple meanings, but here it clearly refers to holy war, specifically the rapid expansion of the early Muslim empire out of Arabia and across much of the former Persian and Byzantine Empires.

In the dynamic of this track, this part of history can be seen as a counter-attack against the white establishment by colored people; though this is a very simplistic narrative since a Muslim can be any race, and inhabitants of modern Saudi Arabia range in color from white to black.

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