Muslims are happy – okay? 2

This is from The Independent:

They are male and female, young and old, black, white and Asian, with hijab and without, but they are all Muslims. And they are all happy.

That’s the message of a new video which shows dozens of British Muslims dancing their hearts out, laughing, singing and smiling along to Pharrell Williams’ hit single “Happy”.

Produced by a group of young Muslims called Honesty Policy, the four-minute video is infectious and its unashamedly positive message has gone viral more than 300,000 hits (and rising) on YouTube this week. Just try and watch it without smiling – you’ll fail.

Aside from making you grin, the point of the video, according its creators, is to show that British Muslims are just as happy, eclectic, cosmopolitan, diverse, creative, fun and outgoing as anyone else. “This video was joining the global movement of happiness inspired by Pharrell,” the Honesty Policy group tells me in an email. “It’s part of something that we as Muslims could find ourselves relating to: happiness. We, too, are happy people, and we promote a message of happiness.”

Here are some more pictures of happy fun-loving Muslims, from Raymond Ibrahim’s website, Islam Translated:

In Idlib, northwest Syria, seven soldiers were recently captured by “rebel” forces.  They were tortured and executed, by beheading, echoing Koran 47:4: “So when you meet in battle those who disbelieve [or “infidels”], then smite the necks [decapitate] until when you have overcome them… That is the command.”

Today [April 18, 2014], Al Hadath News published the following pictures of the aftermath, to document the atrocity — and the nature of the “rebellion,” so frequently portrayed in the West as a fight for “freedom and democracy.”

 

 

Posted under Britain, Commentary, Islam, jihad, Muslims, United Kingdom, Videos by Jillian Becker on Saturday, April 19, 2014

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  • liz

    I wonder which version of “happiness” the Ayatolla Khomeini would have approved of? Definitely not the singing and dancing (especially not by women – even while wearing their hijabs!) As there is “no fun in Islam”.
    Didn’t they get the memo?

  • Don L

    Theresienstadt was the name of the Nazi’s showpiece concentration camp. The muderers always have a showpiece.

    Tangentially, since everybody is happy and this is the easter weekend…here’s a little cartoon that brought a smile to my face: