Muslims from all over the world are speaking out against the brutal attacks that killed more than 127 people in Paris.
Fearing that Islam as a whole will be blamed for the attacks – as it was following 9/11 – many are publicly denouncing the acts of terrorism by extremist groups using the hashtag #IAmAMuslim.
They hope that by rejecting the violence shown by ISIS, they can show that terrorism isn’t supported by Islam.
Although it’s natural to want to blame someone or something after this tragedy struck, Islam isn’t at fault.
As one twitter user said: “Anti-Islam sentiment on my feed won’t be tolerated. ISIS is no more representative of Islam than the KKK is of white people.”
Islamophobia is rampant on Twitter after the event, and especially after ISIS took responsibility for it.
At least 35 dead in Paris. 100 or so hostages. You did this to yourself Europe. This is what Islam does. Wake up world!
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) November 13, 2015
Support using the hashtag #IAmAMuslim came flooding in on Twitter:
Anti-Islam sentiment on my feed won’t be tolerated. ISIS is no more representative of Islam than the KKK is of white people.
— Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) November 14, 2015
Still in disbelief at everything happening in Paris right now. Please, of all things, do not wrongly blame this act on religion.
— Jimmy Wong (@jfwong) November 15, 2015
— Saba Nawaz (@SabaSmilaa) November 14, 2015
#iamamuslim and am sickened by what happened in Paris. People saying Muslims are terrorists need to calm down. Terrorists are terrorists
— Nassir Diin (@DiinNassir) November 14, 2015
My name is Maz Hussain Raja. I am a Muslim. I condemn the #ParisAttack. Over 1.5 billion Muslims do. Please remember this.
— Maz Bonafide (@MazBONAFIDE) November 14, 2015
— Zafira Aziz Abdullah (@Zzaafi) November 14, 2015
— MONTIEE. (@MontieeOfficial) November 14, 2015
I am a Muslim and I unconditionally denounce all violence against innocent people whoever and wherever they are. #ParisAttacks
— Mohammed Shafiq (@mshafiquk) November 14, 2015
I am a Muslim & I totally condemn the #ParisAttacks. All my sympathies are with the victims. How the heck do we stop this from happening?
— Surayya Johar (@SurayyaJohar) November 14, 2015
— Adeel IqBaL (@Adeel26Adi) November 14, 2015
H/T Elite Daily
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