It was an interesting idea. Test the tolerance of Canadians at a bus stop in Hamilton, Ontario.
By having the guy on the left pose as an anti-Muslim bigot, and insult the guy on the guy on the right while the cameras rolled.
And although it was a little crude, and it did end bloodily, the results were encouraging...
It does show that some Canadians at least are not prepared to blame Muslims for what happened in Ottawa and Quebec.
And that some at least aren't buying Stephen Harper's claim that we are dealing with a real terrorist threat.
And since this social experiment took place in Cpl. Nathan Cirillo's home town, and the video now has more than 650,000 views.
I'm declaring it a big victory for Canada...
You will feel so PROUD to be Canadian after watching this video from Youtuber @OmarAlbach http://t.co/xbS5Z2eBkt pic.twitter.com/n7Q8riGb4QAnd of course we can all do our part. By making sure that we make every effort to reach out to our Muslim fellow citizens.
— KiSS 92.5 (@KiSS925) October 29, 2014
Or just give them an extra warm smile like I'm doing.
It's not a big thing eh?
But at a time like this one it can send a powerful message:
Bigotry won't be tolerated.
We won't let Stephen Harper divide us.
And we're all in this TOGETHER...
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