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An interesting ABC News experiment about religious bigotry and hate 07/05/2012

Posted by landfallprods in Purple Mind.

Sam's Life

ABC News stages anti-Muslim bigotry and studies public reactions

My Saudi friend Naif showed me this ABC News video. Naif is an exchange student studying at a US southern university. While his overall experiences as a student in America have been positive, he says he’s often afraid for Americans to know he is a Muslim. While he has experienced first-hand discrimination and prejudice in the US, let it be known, Naif loves America. He is very appreciative of his time in the US, and speaks fondly of all the close friendships he has made there. He writes off the “crazy bigotry” as simply a few zealots who don’t have a good understanding of him or his faith.

Note that this video (below) is an ABC staged event using a professional actor posing as a business-owning bigot. The project took place some time ago, but was only yesterday brought to my attention. But watch these bakery shop customers re-act to his hate speech. Some of them defend the “shop…

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