Ramadan Video With Anti-Terror Message Goes Viral

An Arabic music video with a powerful anti-terror message from inside the Islamic world has gone viral, garnering over four million views on YouTube in less than a week. But what might seem to be a long-awaited universal message has raised controversy within the Muslim community and has led experts on the Arab world to question its true intentions.

The video was released as an advertisement by Zain Group, a Kuwait-based mobile telecommunications company, just a few days before Ramadan, the month-long Muslim fast. Intended to be a time of intense religious devotion, Ramadan has in recent years become a period of increased Islamist violence. The promotional video challenges Islamist extremists who choose to express their religious fervor through violence.

The video essentially has a message of love triumphing over terror. It opens with a terrorist assembling an explosive vest in a basement. He sets out on his deadly mission with his religious declaration, “I bear witness that there is no other God but Allah.”

But as he continues to his target, he is confronted by visions of peace and love. A grandfather holding an infant sings to him, “You, who come in the name of death,  [Allah] is the creator of life.”

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