“Resistance through forgiveness”

The videos of a ten-year-old Iraqi displaced by IS (Islamic State) and of a brother of two Egyptian labourers beheaded in Libya both voicing forgiveness for their persecutors have been watched by a million viewers and drawn the attention of mainstream Arab media which rarely covers Christian news.

Under the title “Iraqi Girl Myriam Faces ISIS with Love”, pan-Arab broadcaster Al Arabiya told how the clip of young refugee Myriam had spread via social media and was impressing ordinary viewers and media commentators.

A columnist in Lebanese newspaper Al Nahar said the SAT-7 interview with her “should be presented in Lebanese schools as a lesson in humanity”.

The massive interest in these clips shows the impact of “resisting violence through forgiveness”, said Farid Samir, Egypt director of Christian satellite channel SAT-7 which made both clips.

The clip showed Myriam saying she “will ask God to forgive IS” and singing a worship song. It reached over 1 million people and was watched by over 200,000 within 42 hours of appearing on the SAT-7 ARABIC Facebook page. Since then it has been seen by almost half a million viewers on SAT-7 web and social media pages alone.

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One Response to “Resistance through forgiveness”

  1. Pilgrim Jet says:

    Reblogged this on Writings of a Pilgrim and commented:
    I remembered that I already shared this in Facebook but this video has touched me so much that I will reblog it here for everyone else to see that there is so much HOPE for our world today. I pray that she’ll be able to influence both the young and the old of her compassion, sincerity and love for others and for God.

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