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Unexpected Jihad Is (sigh...) Blowing Up Today Online

The newest trend on Reddit is sure to offend nearly everyone.

  • Once again, Reddit is ahead of the curve when it comes to Internet comedy. The subreddit Unexpected Jihad is filled with carefully edited videos of a harmless or fictional explosion, with only one addition: someone off camera yelling the Muslim phrase "Allahu Akbar" ("God is great").

    Of course, that phrase is said by Muslims the world over every day, the vast majority of them not preempting a violent activity. (Let it be known that What's Trending, its affiliates and subsidiaries, do not believe that the phrase "Allahu Akbar" or the religion of Islam as a whole is naturally violent. Extremists in every religion distort peaceful messages to justify violent actions.)

    That being said, this is really funny.

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    Oh man — I didn't think it would be this funny.

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    Personally, I prefer videos like this, where the music isn't added from the beginning. Some of them start the punchline before the setup.

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  • The song used in most of these, in case you're interested, is "Salil Sawarim" by Abu Yasser. The translation of the lyrics are:

    Clashing of the swords: a nasheed of the reluctant.
    The path of fighting is the path of life.
    So amidst an assault, tyranny is destroyed.

    So...yeah. There you have it. What's Trending does not condone any of this. We're all going to hell.

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