Satirical video aims to stop anti-Muslim bigotry

Posted at 3:35 PM, May 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-26 16:59:03-04

A new video has gone viral and it's all to stop anti-Muslim bigotry.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations posted a satirical ad for gum that cures "Islamophobia."

The commercial plays on stereotypes against Muslim-Americans, but it's meant to make a point.

"Making fun of irrational fear about Muslims and Islam, especially in this last year's political cycle on which many candidates from Ben Carson to Donald Trump have been whipping up anti-Muslim fervor," said Dawud Walid of CAIR-Michigan.

The video is for a fake, medicinal gum called "Islamophobin" if you chew it, you will no longer fear Muslim Americans.

"This video also, we think, will humanize Muslims. Many people have dehumanized Muslims. They don't even know that we have a sense of humor and can be comedic."

Comedy may not cure bigotry but the video is meant to be a reminder that hate should not be tolerated.

"So far it's been overwhelming positive. Many people both Muslims and people of other faiths have really gotten a good laugh out of it.

What's even more funny: CAIR is selling the gum on Amazon.

"An actual Islamophobin gum that can be purchased and passed out to people constantly kind of as a joke."

Because they've been getting positive feedback, CAIR says they plan on releasing more videos like this.