Some of the comments on Muslims in this blog have been outright discriminatory and a cause for concern. They sound like people who have been gripped more by fear than by common sense.
If Finland is not at war with Iraq, what is it that these Finns fear so much?
The Yale social psychologist on the program said that if we fear our interpretation of outsiders becomes rigid.
He sums it up well, when the clerk actor refused to serve a Muslim. He explains why some stood up against the clerk: “They saw an injustice. It is justice that binds us together. It is justice that makes us a society. Any threat to that kind of justice and fairness undermines the entire system.”
There is also another disturbing aspect in the program: 13 stood up for the Muslim woman, 6 sided with the clerk, and 22 said nothing.
What do you think would have been the results if the same program would have been done in Finland?
For those who fear Muslims, I dedicate this video clip.