A Kuwait-based media company has released a public service announcement-type ad urging Muslims to practice “love, not terror,” during Ramadan, Conservative Review reported.
Zain Group posted the clip on YouTube last Friday, the first day of the Muslim holy month. Since then, it has amassed more than 3.5 million views.
The video, which features real footage from terror attacks in the Middle East, is meant to discourage potential jihadists from killing innocent people in the name of Islam. Over the past few days alone, hundreds have been killed following calls for violence during Ramadan from terror groups like ISIS.
On Tuesday evening, a suicide bomber killed more than 80 people and injured hundreds more in Kabul, Afghanistan. ISIS claimed responsibility for the Kabul attack, as well as recent attacks in Baghdad and Cairo, Egypt.
In the new Zain video, a would-be suicide bomber is confronted by victims of terror attacks, who repeatedly chant, “Allahu Akhbar” — the phrase commonly recited by Islamic jihadists — to remind him that “God is greater” than evil carried out in the name of religion.
“I bear witness that there is no God but Allah,” the potential suicide bomber tells a crowd of would-be victims.
After this, however, an older man refutes his invocation with this response: “You who comes in the name of death, He is the creator of life.”
The video by Zain encourages faithful Muslims to “worship your God with love, with love not terror” and “confront your enemy with peace, not war.”
“We will counter their attacks of hatred with songs of love,” reads a message at the end of the clip.
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