French beauty vlogger Maroua Alias (aka The Doll Beauty) has clocked up over 1 million views on her YouTube video “Cher Monsieur le Terroriste”. Maroua bravely made the video following the devastating terrorist attacks that took place in Nice, France on Bastille day earlier this month.
During the 6 minute video, Maroua goes all in on behalf of the citizens suffering with the effects of the terrible events. She is a Muslim herself, and has lived in Nice in France for a number of years. She pays a touching tribute to the place she calls home, where 84 people were declared dead on Bastille day after alleged Isil extremist, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, drove a 19-tonne truck into the celebrating crowd.
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The YouTuber spoke lovingly of her home town throughout the video; “Nice, the city that adopted me. Nice, the city that has seen me grow up. Nice, the city where I lived such wonderful moments of my life.”
She continues on to demand an explanation as to why Isil’s intent is to kill the innocent, the people that the terrorist cell refer to as “miscreants”, including non-extremist Muslims, the elderly and small children.
Maroua took care to separate extremist acts such us this from the true objective of Islamic religion. She declares; “I forbid you to associate your cruel, barbaric, inhumane acts to our beautiful religion which is Islam”, as well as “Islam conveys peace, not hate. It conveys tolerance, not fanaticism. Islam conveys joy and sharing, not murder.”
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The viral video has opened up much political and religious debate in the comment section on The Beauty Doll’s YouTube account, but Maroua receives overwhelming support for speaking up on behalf of Nice civilians and, perhaps, even of Islam believers on YouTube.
Following the Bastille Day massacre, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel was shot by police at the scene. Six people were detained for questioning following the incident.
To watch the video in full, just click play below.