Two Dutch filmmakers are testing people’s prejudice against Islam in their latest prank video titled: “The Holy Quran Experiment.”
Sacha Harland and Alexander Spoor disguised a Bible as the Holy Qur’an and captured people’s reaction after reading some shocking verses.
At the beginning of the video, they explained their concern about the Islamic belief being under constant scrutiny ever since the Paris attacks last month.
“Muslims have been accused of following a religion that has no place in our Western culture,” read the English subtitles on the video.
“This made us wonder: What about Christianity? A religion that has influenced our culture greatly?”
For this experiment, the duo bought a copy of a Bible and went through it highlighting various “gruesome verses” that are in contrast with Western norms and values.
They then covered the Bible with the Qur’an and went to the street confronting people about the selected verses.
The result, every person in the video didn’t like the idea of eating the flesh of your own sons and daughters or killing men, who are homosexual.
“How can you believe in this?” one woman said in the video. “That’s unbelievable to me.”
“To me this sounds like they want to oppress you and force you to believe what they believe,” said another woman.
The filmmakers then asked the people to compare what they just heard to what’s in the Bible.
One person described the Qur’an as “more aggressive” than the Christian Holy book. Another man said: “The Bible is a lot less harsh and a bit more peaceful.”
Then comes the surprise twist in the experiment.
Every participant was left completely shocked when they discovered that the verses were actually from the Bible and not the Qur’an.
“Wow, I did not see that coming,” a woman replied.
“It’s all just prejudice really,” a man added. “I always try not to be prejudiced myself but apparently I already am. It’s just something you do unconsciously.”