Following the horrific Paris attacks last night, we saw the best and worst of humanity on social media.
While there were those ignorantly running down Muslims and quickly blaming the entire Islam faith and tarring all followers of the religion with the same brush, others were quick to fight back against the hate.
In the wake of the attacks, a brilliant hashtag has been born on social media seeking to counter the vile anti-Muslim sentiment some are indulging in.
The hashtag #TerrorismHasNoReligion began to trend on Saturday morning as people aimed to counter the bigots…
Most of those killed by ISIS and most of those fighting ISIS are Muslims. Remember that when you collectively blame Muslims for ISIS' terror
— Daniel Wickham (@DanielWickham93) November 14, 2015
— George Aylett (@GeorgeAylett) November 14, 2015
— Draco Malfoy (@shakeelkalick) November 14, 2015
An aside to tonight's horror and a preemptive reminder for tomorrow's reaction to it: #TerrorismHasNoReligion. Terror is just terror.
— Jordan Gavaris (@JordanGavaris) November 14, 2015
How can people claim that Muslims are against peace when our very own greeting means "May peace be upon you" pic.twitter.com/WwS5Xr0VJ8
— jenan (@jxnann) November 14, 2015
my muslim friend texted me that people are spitting at her and her dad in public, this is absolutely disgusting. #TerrorismHasNoReligion
— ʙᴇᴛᴛʏ ? (@nyumeria) November 14, 2015
— yo (@xaddictedtoJB) November 14, 2015
#TerrorismHasNoReligion this is so important. There is no religion which suggests these atrocities are okay – they use religion as a mask.
— Doug (@BoyWithTheToast) November 14, 2015
The target was normal people of all cultures living together in harmony in the West. #TerrorismHasNoReligion
— Ro Ssh (@Friednoodlepie) November 14, 2015
It's hard to believe than in 2015 we still have to remember that #terrorismhasnoreligion
— Alice (@aaliciaguirre) November 14, 2015
Hiding behind religious ideologies as an excuse to kill innocent people is beyond cowardly #TerrorismHasNoReligion
— Dan Holmes (@DanHolmes12) November 14, 2015
Despite these horrific attacks, PLEASE remember not all Muslims are terrorists & not all terrorists are Muslim. #TerrorismHasNoReligion
— ??caitlin?? (@katiekoalasays) November 14, 2015
— A L L R I O T (@allriot_tshirts) November 14, 2015
If some of you are filled with so much hatred towards a religion.. Doesnt that make you have something in common with Extremists then? :)
— ʙᴇᴛᴛʏ ? (@nyumeria) November 14, 2015
Of course, not everyone agreed with the sentiment…
Terrorism most certainly DOES have a religion. It's ISLAM. Get ready. #TerrorismHasNoReligion
— Neal Boortz (@Talkmaster) November 14, 2015
#TerrorismHasNoReligion has got to be one of the stupidest hash tags ever made
— AM (@_A_M10) November 14, 2015
I'm going to bed now. Maybe all Muslims will be abducted by aliens while we sleep. Wouldn't that be nice? #islamistheproblem
— Alisande ?? (@Alisand3) November 4, 2015
#TerrorismHasNoReligion do me a favour are these people killing themselves in the name of no religion then what aload of bollcoks
— Luke Hines (@LukeHines) November 14, 2015
@HuffPostUK bullshit. There is no Islamism without islam.
— 21st Century Templar (@TemplarOfNi) November 14, 2015
Why does NO ONE say the obvious thing on TV?! It's insane. Don't want terrorism in US? Stop importing Muslims!
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) November 14, 2015
— Martin Davies (@MartinKDavies) November 14, 2015
#TerrorismHasNoReligion The most ludicrous PC dribbling loon hashtag ever.
— Phil.? (@SG200000) November 14, 2015
Fortunately, the majority used their voice to challenge hate and call for peace…
— Khaled AL Homsi (@PalmyraPioneer) November 14, 2015
In the end, this guy summed things up pretty perfectly:
'Them ones where 1 or 2 kids misbehaved in class, so the entire class had to stay behind at break. That's how Muslims feel right now'
— Yusuf (@_itsyusuf) November 14, 2015
Between 100 and 150 people were killed in Paris last night in six coordinated terrorist attacks across the city.
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