Muslims around the world are making a passionate stand against anti-Islam prejudice in the wake of the devastating terrorist attacks in Paris. At least 127 people have been killed in a bombing and shooting spree in the French capital which Islamic State have claimed responsibility for.
Many people pounced on the opportunity to condemn all Muslims for the acts of violence and denounce the religion as evil. Soon the hashtag #MuslimsAreNotTerrorist began to trend as Muslims sought to counter the poisonous sentiment.
Islamic State have claimed responsibility for the attacks but the brand of Islam they preach is a far cry from that practised by the huge majority of the world’s 1.57 billion Muslims.