Youth groups challenge Muslim stereotypes through creative social experiment

Youth groups challenge Muslim stereotypes through creative social experiment

Youth leaders led by the Akbayan Youth and the Student Council Alliance of the Philippines (SCAP) earlier today conducted a creative "social experiment" to contribute in eliminating stereotypes against Filipino Muslims brought about by the Mamasapano tragedy. 

Dubbed as the “Handshake Project”, the youth groups which converged at Ortigas, Mandaluyong City encouraged passers-by to show their respect and solidarity to Filipino Muslims by asking them to shake their hands and/or write messages of support on their “peace cards” in a bid to fight the growing anti-Muslim sentiment and promote greater peace, sobriety and understanding.

"We are deeply alarmed with the growing Anti-Muslim sentiment brought about by the tragic Mamasapano incident.  Today, we thus rally our fellow youth...

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