I was not really in the mood for a Good News Friday post after the terror attack in Jerusalem this morning in which two Israeli policemen were murdered.
And yet… I feel I can’t leave my blog over Shabbat with such a sad post on the top, so here is a very quick Good News Friday post. The video below, and the article, were sent to me by a good friend just yesterday (although they date back to May – I can’t think how I missed it!) and I realized they are the perfect answer to the murderous violence we saw this morning.
An Emirati pop star made a video – davka during Ramadan, which has since gone viral with millions of views, has confronted Muslim terrorists about the violence they spew, and chides them to “worship with love, not terror”:
KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait — A video advertisement that depicts a would-be suicide bomber confronted by the faithful has gone viral two days into the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
“Worship your God with love, not terror” is the main message of the three-minute advert posted Friday online by Kuwaiti telecommunications giant Zain, which operates across the Middle East.
“I will tell God everything,” says the voiceover of a child at the beginning of the ad as a man is seen preparing a bomb.
“That you’ve filled the cemeteries with our children and emptied our school desks…”
It features images from bombings across the region claimed by Al-Qaeda or the Islamic State group.
But it ends on a positive note with footage of a happy wedding and cheerful children dressed in white.
“We will encounter their hatred with songs of love,” concludes a caption superimposed on a black background.
The video is a bitter reminder that the main victims of Muslim terrorism are Muslims themselves. Even today in Jerusalem, the victims of the terror attack were Muslims – Druze Israeli policemen.
The video features actual victims of Muslim terrorism, who either hold pictures or mention their loved ones who were killed in such attacks.
Watch the video:
It is videos like these, and pop stars and cultural heroes like these, who will eventually bring peace to the Middle East. They are the answer to the hatred and violence – if only they can get their message across and bring it to the masses of Muslims worldwide.
May we all have a more peaceful and safe week. Shabbat Shalom everyone.