When you hear the word “Muslim,” what do you think of? Much of the media we consume is peppered with unfortunate Muslim-focused stereotyping, words and phrases that indicate that all Muslims act a certain way, or have particular types of biases and personalities. The power of these stereotypes is incredibly dangerous: It’s these notions that have led to anti-Muslim discrimination, Islamophobia, and even hate crimes. Muslim students from Toronto wanted to make a video that confronted these issues: The way they did it is incredibly moving. The video is not only a celebration of a random act of kindness, but also puts a spotlight on just how many open-minded, fair, and just people there are in the world. The entire sequence is heartwarming to watch – especially the valiant efforts made by the guy at the very end.
This Devout Muslim Is Making A VERY Public Gesture… Watch How People React. February 18, 2017