‘Worship Your God With Love’: Anti-Terror Ad Goes Viral in the Middle East
An advertisement has gone viral for its depiction of terrorists being confronted by victims of extremism and violence in the Middle East.
Zain, a telecommunications operator in Kuwait, put out a three minute video during Ramadan that begins with an Islamic militant preparing an explosive vest for a suicide bombing. As the would-be terrorist boards a bus for his destination, he encounters Omran Daqneesh, the boy from Aleppo who became internationally recognized after a Syrian airstrike left him covered with dust and blood.
Throughout the video, the terrorist looks upon scenes of carnage while being confronted by Muslim citizens and those who survived extremist attacks in the past. As the bomber tries to get away from the crowd, Emirati pop star Hussein al-Jasmi reaches out and asks him to embrace love and peace instead of violence and war.
“Worship your God with love, with love not terror,” Al Jassmi chants. “Let’s bomb violence with mercy. Let’s bomb extremism for a better life.”
The video has gotten a positive reception on numerous corners, though The Guardian notes that there has been some controversy over the decision to include Daqneesh among the victims highlighted throughout the video. The complaints surround the fact that Daqneesh’s wounds were the result of Bashar al-Assad‘s regime, not the actions or jihadi terrorists.
Watch above, via Zain.
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