Combating Hate With Love

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In response to a horrific flier distributed in the UK declaring April 3rd "Punish a Muslim Day," a Muslim member of Britain's parliament created a #LoveAMuslim day flier that included points for acts of kindness.

Activists at MPowerChange led by Linda Sarsour helped make the counter-narrative go viral. Sarsour put out a call to allies and friends of Muslims to overwhelm the Islamophobic messages.

"Send some love to a Muslim friend, colleague or to the Muslim community at large," Sarsour wrote to followers. "Let’s drive out hate with love."

People responded to the call. By midday, #LoveAMuslim was trending on Twitter. Here's a round up of some of our favorite messages of love and support.

https://twitter.com/EqualityLabs/status/980969672832057344

https://twitter.com/Alyssa_Milano/status/981225232659709952

https://twitter.com/UNITEDWEDREAM/status/981204689516744704

https://twitter.com/MuslimIQ/status/981214174905847808

https://twitter.com/cmclymer/status/981179470181789696

https://twitter.com/WajahatAli/status/981211068759527434

https://twitter.com/imraansiddiqi/status/981199360707801088

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