A US political satirist staged a social experiment at a prestigious university. Waving an ISIS flag was met with no negative reaction, but with an Israeli flag he got a less-than-warm reception from the students.
Filmmaker Ami Horowitz headed to the University of California, Berkeley, one of the most prestigious and selective universities in the country, to assess students’ reactions to two very different, but powerful symbols.
He took to the university campus waving an infamous black-and-white flag – the emblem of the Islamic State (IS, formerly known as ISIS/ISIL).
“ISIS is misunderstood. We just want our own state. Why does America keep bombing us? America and Western imperialism are to blame, not ISIS,” he was shouting in the video released by Fox news on Wednesday.
However, the students, who Horowitz says in his blog “clearly have a lot of intellect,” didn’t react at all.
“A couple of thousand students walked by me and not saying anything negative. In fact, there were some positive responses. [It] really blew me away,” he said in an interview with RT. “Not a single person has a negative response. It was completely shocking.”
There was no harsh condemnation of the group and no one mentioned the IS’ beheading of three US citizens… see more