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Waseem Mahmood, author of Good Morning Afghanistan, is again showing us how the media can be used for good with his new project, Ye Hum Naheen. What started out as a song became a worldwide anti-terrorist movement, with more than 62 million people in Pakistan signing up. In his own words, Waseem explains why he decided to take action.
The inspiration for the song came from my children who were tired at the way a minority of misguided young people were vehemently putting forward a message of radicalization and terrorism that was at odds with what the majority of Muslims believe. It was time to re-address the imbalance, and from the smallest child to the oldest person, Yeh Hum Naheen sought to give a voice to the voiceless. [...] The objective of the Yeh Hum Naheen foundation is to build on the essence of Islam as a faith that promotes tolerance, peace and harmony removing prejudices within the community and amongst non-Muslims around the world.
The Independent has published an article about the phenomenal success of Yeh Hum Naheen, including an interesting interview with Waseem.