Students video tackles negative views of Islam

HULL students have recorded a video to help break down negative stereotypes about Muslims.

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In the wake of the attack in Tunisia, Students of University of Hull, in England in a bid to help break down negative stereotypes about Muslims records a Video titled "I Am Muslim". The video features about 30 students filmed in locations around Hull, with each holding a sign that reads "I Am Muslim".

The students come from a variety of countries and ethnic backgrounds. Youssef Benchikar, president of the Hull University Islamic Society, organised the project.

He said: "I decided to make the video with the Hull University Islamic Society in order to show the diversity, unity and beauty of Islam, an image that is unfortunately left aside by mainstream media today.

"I wanted to show to people one of the true images of Islam in an original way. An image of peace, love and brotherhood."

In the wake of the attack in Tunisia, which killed 38 people and was linked to the Islamic State militant group, the video is a reminder that, for the vast majority of Muslims, their faith is fuelled by messages of peace and acceptance.

Mr Benchikar said: "This video reminds us that Islam is against racism and discrimination by showing the diversity and differences between Muslims.

"It has brought different Muslims with different countries of origin, cultures, languages and colours together. They were different in many things, but similar in one thing – their faith."

Watch the "I Am Muslim" video below

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