#LoveAMuslim Trends in Response to Islamophobic Message

By Sameer Rao Apr 03, 2018

Muslims and their supporters stood against Islamophobia by turning the hashtag #LoveAMuslim into a trending topic on Twitter today (April 3). 

The social media campaign originated in the wake of reports, like this one from The New York Times, of people in the United Kingdom receiving "Punish a Muslim Day" form letters in their mailboxes. The letter encouraged people to commit violence against Muslims on April 3. 

The letters received swift repudiation in the United Kingdom and abroad. And activists and groups including Linda Sarsour and the Council on American-Islamic Relations encouraged followers to turn today into a celebration of Muslim resilience, despite hate crimes and Islamophobic policies. Here are just a few of the tweets posted using the hashtag: