If Islam doesn’t propagate hatred, why don’t Muslim condemn terrorism?, It’s a question faced by majority of the Muslims in the light of terror attack in the name of Jihad.
Similar question was asked to 19-year-old Heera Hashmi also. She, somehow, perfectly replied to the question by creating a 712-page Google document, which consists of 5,000 entries of Muslims across the world condemning acts of terror.
Heera, a student of Molecular Biology at the University of Colorado in Boulder, thinks that under the current political climate in US, minority should be answerable to the actions of fringe elements within the community.
“Growing up, I had to be extra careful with each word I spoke and every action I took, because people would see it as an example of Muslims in general,” she was quoted by Hindustan Times as saying.
Heera spend three weeks to conduct the research and compile the file to create the spreadsheet. Heera’s spreadsheet includes London mayor Sadiq Khan condemning the recent Westminster terror attack, statements by Deoband scholars, actor Shah Rukh Khan’s comment on terror attack and others.
“I wanted to illustrate that it’s not a specific group of Muslims that condemn terrorism, but it is a view majority of Muslims hold across the board, from the layperson to scholars who have studied the religion their entire lives,” Hindustan Times quoted Heera as saying.
After compiling, she tweeted out the list. The list has been retweeted over 19,000 times till date.
classmate: why dont muslims condemn things
me: *goes home makes 712 page long list of Muslims Condemning Things with sources*
me: fight me pic.twitter.com/sDhwUMIAK1
— Heraa Hashmi (@caveheraa) November 12, 2016
The Bridge Initiative at Georgetown University,who reached out Heera to pool resources, had launched the website Muslimscondemn.com to fight Islamophobia. The site is now open to public, who can submit cases of Muslims denouncing terrorism as well as other less-publicised threats to the planet, such as climate change.