Switch to Forum Live View Al-Qaeda vs rock 'n roll
|5 years ago :: Jul 03, 2008 - 11:40PM #1|
Guess who's winning?
"…And even Al Qaeda’s biggest YouTube hits attract at most a small fraction of the millions of views that clips of Arab pop stars rack up routinely…."
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/26/opini … OS-0608-PH
I'm not surprised. I've seen the same phenomenon in the Muslim community of Cape Town and among Muslim students at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.
"In late 2006, with YouTube and Facebook growing rapidly, a position paper by a Qaeda-affiliated institute discouraged media jihadists from overly “exuberant” efforts on behalf of the group for fear of diluting its message.
"This is probably sound advice, considering how Al Qaeda fares on YouTube. A recent list of the most viewed YouTube videos in Arabic about Al Qaeda included a rehash of an Islamic State of Iraq clip with sardonic commentary added and satirical verses about Al Qaeda by an Iraqi poet."
Islam is no more immune to modernity than Christianity of Judaism.