A Yemeni TV channel recently broadcast a short film, titled "The Terrorist and His Conscience," aimed at convincing potential terrorists to have a change of heart. As the suicide bomber straps on an explosives belt and gets ready for his mission, he is accosted by his doppelganger - the embodiment of his conscience - who questions his conviction and says: "Be certain that the path that you are sure will lead you to Paradise will lead you to Hell." As the suicide bomber ultimately aborts his mission, the words "Together against Terrorism" appear on the screen. The film was broadcast on January 25 on Rushd TV.
Potential suicide bomber is putting on an explosives belt
Potential suicide bomber: Who are you?
Conscience: It is not important who I am. Who are you? Where are you going?
Potential suicide bomber: I am going to Paradise.
Conscience: Are you certain that you are on the right path?
Potential suicide bomber: Very certain.
Conscience: Does the path to Paradise pass over the corpses of Muslims?
Potential suicide bomber: Certainly not, but who told you that they are Muslims? They are apostates.
Conscience: Even if we assume, for the sake of argument, that they are indeed apostates, is it your job to punish them?
Potential suicide bomber: I was assigned this mission.
Conscience: By whom? Look, I kept quiet for a long time, letting you do what's on your mind, but not anymore!
Potential suicide bomber: Nobody can stop me.
Conscience: Your conscience can.
Potential suicide bomber: You are a devil.
Conscience: Perhaps the devil is the person who sent you on a mission to Hell.
Potential suicide bomber: Out of my way!
Conscience: This is the way to Hell!
Potential suicide bomber: Who told you? I know my interests best.
Conscience: Is it in your interest to kill innocent people?
Potential suicide bomber: I've got a fatwa. I didn't invent anything.
Conscience: That's just great. What about thousands of fatwas telling you that you are wrong? Why not follow them?
Potential suicide bomber: These are fatwas by apostates. Out of my way, or I'll blow you up with me!
Conscience: I am not afraid of you. I am afraid for you. Be certain that the path that you are sure will lead you to Paradise will lead you to Hell.
Potential suicide bomber: No one can stop me!
The “conscience” beats the potential suicide bomber on the back. The potential suicide bomber exhales and receives an incoming call from “the mission”
An echo of the “conscience” saying: "What about thousands of fatwas telling you that you are wrong? Why not follow them?" "Be certain that the path that you are sure will lead you to Paradise will lead you to Hell."
The potential suicide bomber declines the call from “the
“Together against Terrorism”