Metro- This heart-warming video made by YouTuber Nubaid Haroon shows what many Londoners think about Muslims.
Nubaid took to the streets of London with a piece of paper entitled: ‘I am a Muslim. What do you think of us?’ and asked passers-by to write down their answers.
Nubaid said about the experiment: ‘After all the on-going craziness that’s going on in the world, I wanted to know if London could stand up and be counted?’
The responses he received included ‘brother’, ‘human’, ‘peaceful’ and ‘respectful’, highlighting the open-mindedness of many of the people that approached Nubaid.
Of all the STUPID social experiments - and I mean ALL of the bountiful displays of people failing to make some disjointed point by videotaping their interactions with strangers - this just might be the worst. First of all, what hypothesis are we trying to prove here? That the only prejudices that people feel comfortable putting in writing while NOT behind a keyboard are positive ones? Damn, what a mind-blowing revelation! Racist assholes are far more racist when NOT face-to-face with a person of another race as a camera looks on? Who woulda thunk it?!?!?
"Us" implies all Muslims, no? Okay, my turn. I think Muslims are people. That's really all I got. I don't think they are all great people. I don't think they are all cool people. I don't think are all peaceful people. I don't think they are all amazing people. I don't consider them all brothers. They aren't all respectful people, and it's just absolutely ridiculous to categorize an entire religion as the "best people".
In fact, having any of those opinions is just as simple-minded as saying that all Muslims are destructive, maniacal terrorists that just want the world to burn. I guess I am just being cynical. The video ending with a bunch of people of different races standing arm in arm with sappy music playing in the background makes me feel sorta bad about implying that this guy is a moron. That said, he is a moron and we live in a world where there are shitty, disgusting people of ALL religions, races, colors, and creeds. I don't see it changing anytime soon, so it's about time he steps out from the fantasy land he created with this pointless viral video.