Muslim Student Shuts Down Islamophobia With One Single Tweet (And A Letter From David Cameron)

By Lucy Sherriff, who is editor of HuffPost UK Young Voices; she also reports on environment

Huff Post: A young Muslim man has given a masterclass in how to shut down Islamophobic comments on social media with one politely worded tweet, accompanied by a pretty special seal of approval.

Ahmed Fowad, who belongs to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association, responded to a social media user who had tweeted “#MuslimsAreNotTerorist’ [sic] along with pictures of various groups burning national flags.

Fowad uploaded a screenshot of a letter from David Cameron, who had written to his youth association thanking the group for its fundraising efforts, along with the message, “unfortunately Muslims like us don’t make headlines, poppy burners do. We raised £400k for @PoppyLegion”.

The letter, sent this month and signed by the prime minister, read: “I warmly thank the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association for all they are doing to support The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal of 2015.


David Cameron

David Cameron PM of UK

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