Comedians Maz Jobrani and Elon Gold are calling on pacifists everywhere to do a little dance, show a little love and get down to fight for nuclear non-proliferation.
Jobrani is Iranian-American and "Muslim-ish" and Gold is Jewish, and both want to see an end to the growing tensions between the U.S., Iran and Israel. They're the first to admit that as comedians they don't have much direct say-so when it comes to global problems, but then again, neither do most people on the Internet who care about the issue. So they got creative.
"The Internet is all about dancing, or cats, or dancing cats. Plus the only way to approach a subject like this is either completely seriously or utterly ridiculously. We chose the latter," said Gold.
All they are saying is give peace a dance in the video from Ploughshares Fund and Portal A. A peace-sign waving, shoulder shimmying dance that they hope will catch on the way the "Gangnam Style" dance did.
The video is especially timely as decades of mistrust, mistakes and diplomatic missteps in U.S.-Iran relations are on display at the United Nations General Assembly this week, where global leaders are watching for signs of rapprochement or escalation. The U.S. has repeatedly called on Iran to halt its nuclear program, which leaders in Tehran say is a peaceful program for energy.
Nuclear proliferation is also an issue in North Korea and other countries.
"I believe that any time there is a way to solve an issue diplomatically, we really need to try our best to do so. Any war will lead to the loss of innocent lives and I would hope that the conflict between Iran, America and Israel could be resolved peacefully," Jobrani said.
Islam scholar and author Reza Aslan gets in on the wiggle-riffic fun with a pretty impressive break dance move, the always mellow arm wave.
Pacifists on the other side of the world are joining in to show their hopes for peace, including this group from Vietnam.
Suburban moms are even getting in on the action.
If only all the world's conflicts were solved like the dance-off in "Girls Just Want To Have Fun."