Iranian comedian Seyed Jalal found himself in an improbable situation when he received several videos from one of his fans, who happens to be a member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. In the videos -- which the soldier dedicated to Jalal -- the soldier humiliates a captured Islamic State group fighter by making him, among other things, repeat Jalal’s stage name.
Seyed Jalal, often known by his alias Dooblor, is a popular Instagrammer in Iran, with around 150,000 followers. His speciality is dubbing videos with humorous voiceovers. He puts his own touch on everything -- from animal videos to videos of Donald Trump.
Among Jalal’s followers, apparently, is an Iranian Revolutionary Guard who is currently on the ground in either Syria or Iraq. [Editor’s note: The soldier didn’t specify his location in the videos he sent Jalal.] The enthusiastic fan decided to show his appreciation for the comedian by sending in videos.
Jalal posted the videos as a “story” on Instagram, adding his own responses. In the first video, the Revolutionary Guard is seen holding a blindfolded captive, and saying to the camera: "Seyed Jalal, we captured a little member of IS for you. Look, man-- he can no longer do the crap he was doing. He can’t do anything. Dear Seyed Jalal, I love you”.
In the second video, the Revolutionary Guard forces his victim to repeat “Dooblor” (Jalal’s stage name) several times over.
In a third video, the comedian writes a caption asking the soldier to give the prisoner some water -- and we duly see him hold a bottle of water up for the prisoner to drink.
Watch a compilation of the three videos.
Numerous videos have been made by Syrian or Iraqi soldiers showing them humiliating suspected IS group captives. However, this is the first time that a video has emerged showing an Iranian soldier doing such a thing. The Iranian government has long denied having combat troops in Iraq or Syria.