With their small acts of kindness, beings from all around the world are coming together today to make one important point: Exclusively desire can drive out hate.
In response to an anonymous letter flowed all over East London dubbing April 3 “Punish A Muslim Day, ” thousands of parties are shutting out Islamophobia with their own acts of cherish online and in-person toward the Muslim community.
Another letter marking April 3 as “Love A Muslim Day” get viral for encouraging people to engage with the Muslim community through video games item arrangement. For illustration, smiling at a Muslim earns 10 objects, inviting a Muslim to your dwelling will get 100 places, and participating in a fundraiser for those in need in Muslim-majority fields is worth 1,000 sites.
Literally i got tears in my gazes after knowing about reward a muslim epoch !… We all are humans! Spread love not hate….. #BanPunishAMuslimDay … On 3rd April, let’s celebrate #LoveAMuslimDay together !. We Muslims are not terrorists !. We are humen as you !. Please stop pic.twitter.com/ U5fRRybckJ
— Dua (@ Varun_Shraddha_) March 26, 2018
This initiative is in direct response to the earlier contemptible, xenophobic letter that gamified anti-Muslim violence.
According to the “Punish A Muslim Day” symbol, in order to win “points, ” non-Muslims would have to engage in tasks like verbally mistreating a Muslim or ripping off a woman’s headscarf. In addition to “nuking Mecca, ” it also helped people to mean acid affects and to abuse them through barking or electrocution — and to even slaughter Muslims.
“Punish A Muslim Day” symbols are being sent to families in East London. The letter items a point arrangement for each action& a compensation. For illustration plucking a Muslim women’s hijab is 25 points, shedding battery-acid is 50 pitches and burning or bombarding a mosque is a whole 1,000 phases. pic.twitter.com/ 6kmCrDrXt0
— Rowaida Abdelaziz (@ Rowaida_Abdel) March 9, 2018
In the United Kingdom, rallies and incidents were held all over the nation to stand in solidarity with their Muslim community members. Some voluntaries likewise manned #ProtectAMuslimDay hotlines so that Muslims find unsafe or those who witness questionable Islamophobic behavior could call for help or relief. And in northeast England, a human order was organized all over the Newcastle Central Mosque.
People organized a human chain all over the Newcastle Central Mosque for #LoveAMuslimDay — a response to letters that were sent to addresses across the UK announcing for acts of violence against Muslims on April 3, referred to as’ Penalise a Muslim Day.’
— AJ+ (@ ajplus) April 3, 2018
The show of support for Muslims is going beyond the U.K. and into the great World Wide Web.
In the United States, Hate Hurts — a special project from the Arizona chapter for the Council of American Islamic Relations, a Muslim civil rights radical — is providing information and resources on how collaborators can help their Muslim love. They are feeing allies to be active viewers and had participated in onlooker involvement trainings.
We hear friends asking frequently: What can we do to help?
-Here’s a profitable solution: Become an active viewer/ encumber spectator involvement practices in your communities. We need tools to stand up against the rising tide of abhor. Share widely. #NotAlone #LoveAMuslim HateHurts pic.twitter.com/ T9ak6p9yfW
— Imraan Siddiqi (@ imraansiddiqi) April 3, 2018
On Twitter, the hashtag #LoveAMuslimDay also went viral, with parties exerting the hashtag to transport messages of ardour and support.
Don’t caused the feeling get you. At the end of the day whatever happens, happens. As long as your faith is strong& you are still do good, that’s all that matters. Remember, any geek who partakes is likely to be forgave for their actions by God, He is really. #LoveAMuslimDay
— BTS ARMY UK (@ btserotonin) April 2, 2018
Honestly, to hell with “Punish A Muslim Day.” Let’s do the exact opposite. Let’s celebrate #LoveAMuslimDay [?]. Join me as we realize, respect,& adore our Muslim neighbors, friends, organizers, family members, brethren/ sisters, teachers, guardians, leaders,& kindred spirits.
— Dr. Craig Considine (@ CraigCons) April 3, 2018
Bob Bland, the co-founder and co-chair of the Women’s March, helped admirers to stand with Muslims and paid tribute to the Muslim partisans that taught so much better “about empathy and solidarity.”
Let’s be sure that all of our Muslim friends+ community appear loved and supported today.
I can’t imagine doing this work without all the motivating Muslim organizers that have educated me so much better about empathy and solidarity over the past year. #LoveAMuslim #LoveAMuslimDay pic.twitter.com/ KVRFW6IGAv
— Bob Bland (@ bobblanddesign) April 3, 2018
The official Women’s March detail tweeted a comic on how to safely and efficiently intervene as a observer when an Islamophobic event occur:
Others expended their tweets to declare how Muslim neighbors and Muslim community leaders have stood up for movements other than their own:
Non-Muslims are also tweeting about their experiences of living in chiefly Muslim neighborhoods and/ or having Muslim friends:
I live in a 70% Muslim neighbourhood.
Far more likely to get a smile& affectionate salute in wall street now than anywhere I’ve lived in the UK.
The only thing they’ve changed about me is to improve my cooking.
Only threat I face is over-generous samosa feeding. #LoveAMuslimDay pic.twitter.com/ W6qKlWs5vE
— Local. No posterior. (@ localnotail) April 3, 2018
Y’all , not to boast or anything but I #LoveAMuslim every day. In point, my whole Unitarian Universalist family loves his whole Muslim family. I am angry that this is even relevant but very proud to wish you a happy #LoveAMuslimDay. pic.twitter.com/ ug0RuOfYHU
— Lara Wagner (@ larawagneratl) April 3, 2018
Today I’d like to shout out to my muslim pals, muslim neighbours, the muslim educators, my muslim GP, the surgeon who operated on me in 2015( muslim ), the muslim store proprietors in Balham who are a hoot, any muslim who’s driven me in a automobile and to muslims, generally #LoveAMuslimDay
— SheRa Marley-Threepwood (@ SheRa_Marley) April 3, 2018
[?] When Muslims in Palestine heard I was a Jew, they said “You’re welcome here”
[?] When a Muslim discovered me near a theater in Dhaka, he offered me a free ticket
[?] When Muslims investigated me in Senegal, they invited me into their residences for tea
#LoveAMuslimDay pic.twitter.com/ XK9E3T4Qey
— Joss Sheldon (@ JossSheldon) April 3, 2018
Some Muslims are working Twitter to show they have no fear and that they take pride — unapologetically — in their religion name and history.
I refuse to hide myself or to give the ignorant bigots what they demand.
I am American. I am Muslim. I am American-Muslim. I am here. I am proud. I am affection. I am not going anywhere. pic.twitter.com/ HMixZOfRmB
— Ziad Ahmed (@ ziadtheactivist) April 3, 2018
And some Muslims are doing that with feeling: another enormous artillery against hate.
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