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While I stand with solidarity with my Muslim brothers and sisters, I must make the statement that not all Muslims have long beards, wear hijabs or are super religious.

In fact, my interpretation of Islam would likely be deemed too liberal for the hardline orthodoxy. But that’s when things get political. Just keep in mind, there is a difference between intellectual Islam, spiritual Islam, orthodox Islam and politicized Islam.

I do believe in moderating one’s behavior, in moderation, which means hardliners and orthodox Muslims are out of place when they pass judgment upon other Muslims (and non-muslims too, but for the sake of the subject, I will focus on inter-Islamic relations).

Many of the misconceptions about Islam are politically engineered, so I don’t even bother addressing them, because I know in my heart that Islam at its inception would have been averse to the modern forms of politicized Islam or Islamism that pervades the Muslim world.

The most important aspect of religion has little to do with rules, dogmas and tradition, a mon avis. On the contrary, the primary message of Islam is one of the heart; of compassion and kindness. But the focus these days is on “limiting behavior”. To me, this is un-Islamic.

We need religious clerics to stop playing God, and for money to stop falling into their hands.


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Listen to Rise of the Eastern Son on TIDAL, Soundcloud, iTunes & Spotify!


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THIS THURSDAY: KRIKOS performing live at Bullitt Bar Downtown Orlando 10 PM 4.23.15


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KRIKOS Debut Performance Live at Bullitt Bar 4.23.15


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HERE IT IS:

[OFFICIAL DEBUT SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT]

Krikos​
Bullitt Bar​
4.23.15
10 PM

SURPRISE GUEST

Opening Acts:

DEF EYE​
Alfredo AmIam Rodriguez II​

KRIKOS will be performing his debut self-produced hip-hop album #RiseoftheEasternSon on Thursday, April 23rd at Bullitt Bar, Downtown Orlando at 10 PM. Address information is as follows & can also be found on the flyer:

33 E Pine St. Orlando, FL 32801

Link to complete album here:

Follow KRIKOS for updates on upcoming shows & releases.

For inquiries such as bookings, features and/or production contact KRIKOSOfficial@gmail.com.

Merchandise, official CDs & other pieces will be available for sale at this event.

Photo & videography courtesy of Concrete Rose Films.

See you all there!

Artwork/Flyer by KRIKOS.

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