RELIGION
11/14/2015 05:17 pm ET Updated Nov 14, 2015

Thousands Use #MuslimsAreNotTerrorist To Combat Islamophobia

The hashtag was trending on Twitter on Saturday.
A young woman holds a sign with a verse from the Quran at a service for victims of the Paris attacks held in Milan,
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A young woman holds a sign with a verse from the Quran at a service for victims of the Paris attacks held in Milan, Italy, on Nov. 14.

Champions of religious pluralism around the world used #MuslimsAreNotTerrorist to refute the idea that Friday's attacks in Paris reflect the views of most Muslims or mainstream interpretations of the Islamic faith. The hashtag was trending on Twitter on Saturday, with more than 267,000 mentions. 

Many of the tweets are from Muslims, while others are from people in other communities opposed to generalizations about Islam and its practitioners. A similar message from a New York resident that was inspired by his conversation with a Muslim cab driver has gone viral on Twitter.

On Saturday, the Islamic State group took credit for the attacks that have killed at least 129 people, and vowed there would be more of them.

Here are some of the most memorable tweets using #MuslimsAreNotTerrorist:

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