WATCH: Flying carpet-riding comic explains Ramadan to Berliners
A German comic has taken to a motorised flying carpet to explain Ramadan to the people of Berlin.
The video was made by Younes al-Amayra, part of the Datteltaeter (Date Carriers) collective of Muslim and non-Muslim German comics who aim to combat stereotypes of Muslims through satire, and has been viewed over half a million times.
The video opens with Amayra – wearing a fez and harem pants – stopping his flying carpet next to a poster advertising the neo-Nazi National Democratic Party.
Amayra changes the slogan “Good Travel Back Home!,” which is accompanied by an image of three people riding a magic carpet, to read “Happy Ramadan!”
He then gets back on the road bearing a placard reading “Want a Date?” to hand out the dried fruit, which is traditionally eaten by Muslims to break their day of fasting during Ramadan.
A previous project by the Datteltaeter collective satirised the Islamic State group with a parody advertisement featuring the heart-warming home lives of the militants, who celebrate the weekend by sharpening their knives and serving up sticks of dynamite for guests.