How Muslim Students Are Dealing With Brutal Islamophobia

Following Friday evening's tragic events, Muslim communities are once again the targets of xenophobia.

The abuse accumulating online represents a world that, fueled on fear, turns to hate.

In order to reverse this, a group of French Muslim students from The Etudiants Musulmans de France – a huge group representing thousands of French citizens of Muslim faith – released a video yesterday stating their case: that the mass murderers in Paris on Friday, as well as every other horrific terror attack the earth has seen, do not represent real notions of Islam.

Just because someone is a Muslim, it doesn't make them a terrorist. (Photo: muslim-academy.com)

(Photo: muslim-academy.com)

Along with pledging solidarity to France and everyone affected, the students shut down terrorists' appropriation of Islam, calling the attackers "anti-Islamic cowards". As students hold up placards reading #NousSommmesUnis (“We are and forever will be united”), a narrator over the video says:

 

“They think they are fighting Crusaders, and they invoke the Qur’an, and quote its verses. But shedding the blood of an innocent has no justification… not in Islam or anywhere.

“They wanted France to be weak, they made our French hearts strong.”

 

But the heartbreaking reality is that there are still many falling into the trap of blaming all Muslims for the despicable actions of a handful of extremists.

Hence #NotAllMuslims. Many across the world are uniting in the face of a swarm of Islamophobia and anti-Muslim propaganda, including Islamic leaders themselves,

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