Fouad Mazhab, a talented young Iranian artist, wrote the following rap song on the persecution of Baha’is in Iran. From his profile:

I was born and raised in Iran. My unique experiences in life have formed my perspective on my lyrics and music. Growing up in the minority Baha’i faith in Iran meant that from a very early age, I have been under discrimination and prejudice. When I was two years old, the Islamic government of Iran confiscated our properties for believing in the Baha’i faith. It was devastating to realize my dream of having a successful life would never come true in my oppressive situation. I had to find within myself how to solve hardships at a young age. I overcame my life’s hardships with audacity and boldness, and also was fortunate to have supportive family and friends around me.

Music is power. World unity is in my blood and HipHop is the heart that pumps it. I work hard and do my best to keep distractions out of my life. I use my college grants to fund my music, and I’m working toward getting my Master Degree in Electrical Engineering in three years.

Foad’s efforts and dedication are certainly worthy of praise. His passion is inspiring and should serve as an example to youth throughout the world