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Social Media Hashtags… Muslims’ Voice in 2018

Social Media Hashtags… Muslims’ Voice in 2018

WASHINGTON – Making their voices heard, Muslims resorted to online activism in 2018, spreading viral hashtags to speak for themselves.

The hashtags came either to demand rights, show support for Muslims, or to express themselves.

Here follows a list of the most important hashtags that went viral in 2018, as covered by Muslim News section.

#LoveAMuslimDay

A day after the spread of hateful “Punish a Muslim Day” letters, a new hashtag #LoveAMuslimDay was trending in the UK with an objective of countering hate with love.

#LoveAMuslimDay Counters Hate Mails

#MeTwo

Thousands of people in Germany have been sharing stories of everyday discrimination under the hashtag #MeTwo, following Muslim football star Mesut Özil’s resignation from the country’s national team.

#MeTwo Reveals Stories of Racism in Germany

#LetUsPray

Muslim students in Bernard College and Columbia University have been campaigning for proper prayer spaces, launching a new video campaign using the hashtag @LetUsPray.

#LetUsPray: NY Muslim Students Campaign for Prayer Spaces

#MuslimWomenDay

On the second Muslim Women Day, #Muslimwomensday hashtag quickly went viral as women shared their experiences and shout outs to Muslim women who inspired them.

US Muslims Mark #MuslimWomenDay

#BeingBlackandMuslim

The Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative hosted its fifth annual #BeingBlackandMuslim Twitter Townhall on February 13. The focus of this year’s #BeingBlackandMuslim town hall explored “the Black Muslim Atlantic’s past, present, and future.

#BeingBlackandMuslim: Celebrating Black History & Looking to The Future

#BlackMuslimReads

During this year’s Black History Month, African American Muslims across the country shared their best reads as the hashtag #BlackMuslimReads went viral on Twitter.

Black US Muslims Celebrate Literature in #BlackMuslimReads

#JusticeforZainab

The hashtag #JusticeforZainab was trending in January 2018 to demand justice for a seven-year-old girl who was raped and killed in Kasur, north-eastern Pakistan, five days after she went missing from home.

Pakistan Demands #JusticeforZainab, 7-Year-Old Murder Victim



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