The terrorist acts of the Islamic State has a led to huge wave of islamophobia, a particular racist treatment of Muslim people. This problem is nowhere near new, in countries especially like France, but it is only getting worse, after the latest attack in Paris, on the 13th of November.
A great effort is being put into showing to the society that the Islamic State doesn’t represent all Muslim people. In fact, most people fleeing from ISIS, fighting ISIS or being killed by ISIS are Muslims. This racist treatment, condemning all Muslims for the acts of a few, is a very common, easy, yet mistaken stance taken by the western world. Because of this, Muslims across the world participate in a campaign in social media, using the hashtag #notinmyname.
This campaign started from UK-based organisation called Active Change Foundation. Its founder, Hanif Qadir, explains that Islam’s true beliefs, which are not represented by the fascists of Islamic State, do not accept any killing of innocent people: no religion should be used as an excuse for criminal acts. The campaign started with British Muslims, but the recent event has triggered a world-wide spread.
Here is the video of the campaign, that reminds people that ISIS shouldn’t be excused for killing anyone in Muslims’ names.