By pushing back against the idea that Isis represent Islam, I earned the gratitude of thousands of Twitter users who’ve grown used to abuse from non-Muslims
We never know what will become of our ideas when we release them into the world. I learned this in a new way, when one of my tweets about Isis and Islam went viral on “Muslim Twitter”. The volume of response from Muslim men and women around the world (35,000 retweets and counting) isn’t what’s blowing my mind today, as I watch the tweet take on new lives of its own as it spreads. What’s awe-inspiring is what these ordinary people are saying, and what we can all learn from it.
Last Friday night just before I tucked into bed before the holiday weekend, I did something I do dozens of times a day: I tweeted a random thought that popped into my head.
Dude ISIS is bombing Muslim people in Muslim communities during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan how is ISIS Muslim no they're psychopaths
@xeni this is the first time I see anyone talking about Islam positive and he's not Muslim #Respect
Thank you @xeni for being our voice in the time of sadness. We all belong to a big Human family. ♥ ♥ pic.twitter.com/TCZYh8qHJw
@xeni Thank you for denouncing ISIS and clearly distinguishing who they are.
@xeni i love you for this. I wish more people thought like you and saw reality
@xeni Thank you for your candidness and logical words, wise people like you are sending out a message of peace ❤️
@realDonaldTrump read this and use ur brain properly. https://t.co/qYYpsFd4XB
@xeni happy 4th to you too God bless America home of the free ❤️ Continue reading...