In an interview with CNN, Republican Presidential nominee hopeful Donald Trump said “I think Islam hates us”.
Not only does this not make any sense, since Islam is not a person, such rhetoric is divisive.
In response, Muslims took to Twitter to highlight some Muslim contributions to society.
The Muslim Vibe website who promoted the hashtag kicked it off with this tweet:
Share how Muslims in the West contribute
Muslim Vibe (@themuslimvibe) March 10,
Some highlighted Muslim contributions to Science and Mathematics:
Whilst Ibn Al-Haytham codified scientific
inquiry, Trump’s ancestors in Kallstadt believed the earth was flat #IThinkIslamHatesUs
— Alireza Versi
(@AlirezaVersi) March 10,
Al Kharawizmi introduced al jabr
“algebra” to the world in 830 c. Every student’s nightmare #IThinkIslamHatesUs
— Eman Sami Hijazi
(@eshijazi) March 10, 2016
If there were no Muslims, there would be no
coffee either; your Monday’s would be worse than they already are. #IThinkIslamHatesUs
— Samreen Asghar
(@_sfasghar) March 10, 2016
And others tweeted about the contribution of Muslim professionals:
I wonder how many racists have been treated
by Muslim doctors, served by Muslim waiters, taught by Muslim teachers…?#IThinkIslamHatesUs
— Nouri Sardar
(@NouriSardar) March 10, 2016
10% of the doctors in America are Muslim. The doctors get to stab us with needles when giving vaccines. That hurts. #IThinkIslamHatesUs
— toy (@toyris) March 10, 2016
Dam all these Muslim doctors checking my
heartbeat 2am at night, tryna help me stay alive. #ithinkislamhatesus
— Naqi (@Naqi_12) March 10, 2016
Dawud noted that it was a Muslim country which first recognised America’s independence:
#IThinkIslamHatesUs while the 1st country to
recognize America’s independence from Britain was Morocco.
— Dawud Walid (@DawudWalid) March 10, 2016
Donald Trump’s own family history was also mentioned:
long before your granddad migrated from Germany.
— Rafiq ibn Jubair (@RafiqIbnJubair) March 10, 2016
This is how IlmFeed reacted to Donald Trump’s comments:
— ilmfeed (@IlmFeed) March 10, 2016