CAIRO – Peace House, a media, art and activism group in the US, has released a new video addressing the supporters of Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump.
The company shot a video called “Dear Trump Supporters” after Peace House team attended a Trump rally disguised as satirical characters.
The video, which addresses Trump supporters’ fears, was widely shared on Facebook, twitter and YouTube.
The 5-minute video has been viewed on Facebook more than 1.3 million times and has collected more than 900 comments.
It was also shared for more than 29,000 times.
The view drew many positive comments, praising the effort by the group Muslim team to reach out to the opposite side.
“This is why I follow you guys, amazing video. I am not Muslim, in fact I grew up being scared of people who are different,” one wrote in a comment on Facebook.
“If it weren’t for my dear Muslim friends in high school and also a dear friend being lost in drug addiction converting and is now the most healthy amazing person, I probably would still be afraid of Islam.
“Not realizing that the religion is about peace and hope. Peace House is important to bring the conversation of love and I thank you,” she added.
Margret Cho, an American comedian, actress, fashion designer, author, and singer-songwriter has also praised Peace House vide.
“@PeaceHouseUS great job. You are why America is already great. #peace,” she wrote on Twitter.
Muslims make up 1% of America’s 322 million population, according to Pew Research center.
The video comes at a sensitive time for American Muslims who have been feeling the hate of presidential primaries which witnessed increase of anti-Muslim rhetoric.
The Republican presidential candidates, such as Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson, have added to increasing anti-Muslim sentiments.
Trump’s views on immigration have sparked controversy nationwide, especially his proposal to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the US.
Moreover, anti-Muslim sentiments have reached an all-time high after the rise of the so-called Islamic State, formerly known as Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).