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#YayJimTerr: This American country jingle sums up Qatar blockade perfectly

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Date of publication: 8 July, 2017

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The song, which is mainly being circulated on WhatsApp, has been described as “funny” and “cute”. It is also being shared because of how accurate it is.
The Saudi-led blockade on Qatar has led to people from all over the world standing with Qatar for many reasons, in many forms. Qataris have become visibly more patriotic as a “bloodless war” is being waged on their country, with people across the world standing in solidarity, not just out of support for Qatar, but on principle of sovereignty. 

Others are standing in solidarity on the principle of freedom of expression after the “four countries” – Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain – demanded the closure of Al Jazeera and other media outlets outlets.

US based Jim Terr showed his solidarity in a way that not many would have expected to see. The video producer wrote a song in solidarity with Qatar, criticising US President Donald Trump for supporting Saudi Arabia. His catchy country song, which he uploaded less than a week ago, is now starting to gain attention.

The song, which is mainly being circulated on WhatsApp, has been described as “funny” and “cute”. It is also being shared because it quite literally gives the perfect summary as to why the international community is supporting Qatar.

He starts off with a serious message, saying the reason for writing the song is because “the Trump administration and several of the worst dictatorships in the Middle East” are “trying to squeeze Qatar and close Al Jazeera”.

In the song, he starts off criticising his own government for “picking on tiny little nations”. He then went on to mock the Arab nations besieging Qatar.

“When Egypt is looking for a fight, you must be doing something right,” he sung, taking a jab at the oppressive Cairo-based military dictatorship. He repeated the line for Saudi Arabia and even pointed out the hypocrisy of the US government for supporting Saudi Arabia, yet supporting the Qatar blockade under the guise of counter-terrorism.

Oh, and he called them out for wanting to close Al Jazeera, which he described as “independent”. Yay for freedom of expression… and Jim Terr!

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