Sunday October 25, 2015

"I am a Muslim. I am labelled as a terrorist. I trust you. Do you trust me? Give me a hug."

Listen 16:15

A bearded man stands in downtown Toronto - his eyes are covered by a blind-fold. There are two signs at his feet.

One reads: "I am a Muslim. I am labelled as a terrorist." The other sign says: "I trust you. Do you trust me? Give me a hug."

It's called the Blind Trust Project -- and it's a YouTube phenomenon with over 2,000,000 views and counting.

The video shows the young man, arms out-stretched, waiting.  It takes a while, but one by one people began to approach, and hug the young man.  

Mary Hynes speaks with two of the creators of the video, Mustafa Mawla and Asoomii Jay.