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Posted on Dec 7, 2015

Two Guys Tricked People Into Thinking Quotes From The Bible Were From The Qur'an

"I really had no idea this was in there."

Dutch YouTubers Dit Is Normaal have carried out a social experiment that's been viewed over 2 million times on YouTube.

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They pointed out that since recent terrorist events, the religion of Islam has been under scrutiny.

Over the weekend, for example, the hashtag #YouAintNoMuslimBruv trended in the UK after footage of a stabbing incident in east London went viral.

Dit Is Normaal wanted to see what people would make of some of the Bible's most extreme points of view if they were presented as Islamic.

So they disguised a copy of the Bible as the Qur'an and read sections of it to people.

Needless to say...

...they were far from impressed.

They even invited people to compare the lines to what they'd see in the Bible.

Needless to say, the big reveal was something of a shock.

...and so a lot of people had to rethink their assumptions.

"It's all just prejudice really, I always try not to be prejudiced myself but apparently I already am," said one participant.

Alan White is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Alan White at alan.white@buzzfeed.com.

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