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The scene is a familiar one, seen far too often in news coverage of the war in Iraq: the videotaped message of an Islamist “terrorist”, with a covered face and a Kalashnikov in his/her hands, reciting a message of hate and death from the Koran. In my version of the videotaped message, the “terrorist” is standing in front of the Stars and Stripes painted on the wall behind him. He starts by reciting a verse from the Koran, and then picks up an acoustic guitar and sings, “This land is my land”.

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English title / Jihad
Teoksen nimi suomeksi / Jihad
Original title / Jihad
Keywords / warfare, surrealism, singing, terrorism
Type / Single channel
Genre / political commentary, experimental
Country / Finland
Picture ratio / 4:3
Duration / 00:03:30
Language / English
Sound format / Stereo
Year / 2006
Cast / Adel Abidin (Director), Adel Abidin (Author)
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