‘We are all Muslim’ – Legendary filmmaker Michael Moore stands in front of ‘Trump Tower’ in New York City after of Donald Trump’s proposal to temporarily halt Muslim immigrants from entering the US.
“Went to Trump Tower & held a sign til the cops came. Then wrote Trump a letter,” the campaigning filmmaker Tweeted.
Anti-Islamaphobia campaign trends globally in solidarity with Muslims after cafe standoff raised fears of reprisal.
Australians have taken to social media in solidarity with the country’s Muslim community to counter concern about an anti-Muslim backlash, after a gunman took an unknown number of people hostage at a cafe in Sydney’s financial and shopping district.
Amid uncertainty about the hostage-taker’s motives and fears of reprisals after a flag bearing the Islamic proclamation of faith, was raised in the cafe, some Australians created the hashtag, #illridewithyou in a bid to show solidarity with local Muslims who might feel threatened.
Al Jazeera’s Andrew Thomas, reporting from Sydney, said there was some reported racist sentiments towards Muslims especially on public transport following the standoff at the cafe.
The hashtag trended globally on Twitter rapidly and in response, Australia’s race discrimination commissioner Tim Soutphommasane said he was heartened by the campaign adding, “let’s not allow fear, hatred and division to triumph.”
More than 40 Muslim groups condemned the siege, saying in a statement that they rejected “any attempt to take the innocent life of any human being or to instil fear and terror into their hearts”.
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A new trend in support of Gaza is going viral across Arab social media, after a Palestinian journalist filmed himself dumping a bucket of sand and rubble over his head, in an activity he dubbed the “Remains Bucket” challenge.
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A SOCIAL media trend #WomenAgainstFeminism is creating controversy overseas, going viral in the US and re-opening debate on how far women have really come.
The movement originated from a Tumblr post in which photos have been posted of women holding up signs explaining why they don’t need feminism.
The explanations vary from “I do like being feminine”, “catcalling isn’t rape”, “cooking for my husband is not oppression”, “I love to be sexy for my man”, to “I don’t need something that tells me the actions of a slut are okay”.
By: Sophie Kleeman
In July 2013, Ryan Carr tweeted what he thought was a “funny joke” and then probably forgot about it.
One year later, Asishpal Singh stepped in.
His comeback, posted on Tuesday, quickly went viral and for good reason: It’s brilliant.