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"Do you trust me?": Blindfolded Muslim asks strangers to hug him

Do they?

Image: AsoOmii Jay via YouTube

AN EXPERIMENT ABOUT Islamophobia saw a blindfolded Muslim Canadian man asking strangers to hug him on a city street.

The video shows the man in downtown Toronto, with two signs by his feet. One says: “I trust you. Do you trust me?” The second says: “I am Muslim. I am labelled as a terrorist.”

The reason behind the experiment was recent hate crime and bullying of Muslims due to Islamophobia, the organisers said:

We wish to break down barriers and spread awareness about Islamophobia, encourage Muslims to behave as the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) taught us in kindness and good manners, to teach both extremist muslims and non muslims that violence and terrorism is NOT islam, and we urge non-Muslims to learn about the true Islam.

Here’s how the experiment went:

Source: AsoOmii Jay/YouTube

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