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Monday, February 09, 2004

Jihad rap video a hit in UK

A music video glorifying al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and containing images of the September 11 attacks in the United States has become a big hit amongst Britains' young Muslims, AFP news agency reported.

The song "Dirty Kuffar" (non-believer) by a young British rapper who calls himself Sheikh Terra rails against Prime Minister Tony Blair and the US President George W. Bush, calling on believers to "throw them to the fire."

"I do not know of any young Muslims who have not either seen or got this video," Muhammed al-Massari, an exiled Saudi dissident, told the Observer British weekly on Sunday.

"It is selling everywhere; Everyone I meet at the mosque is asking for it," he added.

The video starts with images of US troops in Iraq cheering as they wound an Iraqi lying on the floor. It also shows the execution of a Russian soldier in Chechnya, where Islamic separatists are fighting the Russian army.

The video finishes with images of the collapse of New York's World Trade Center, with laughing in the background.
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