CAIR today re-launched its social media hashtag campaign #MuslimsThank to show appreciation to media personalities, celebrities and political leaders who have come out in defense of Muslims and Islam in response to a rising tide of anti-Muslim bigotry and Islamophobia.
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CAIR is asking online activists to participate in this campaign by tweeting and retweeting messages of thanks and creating their own as well.
Last year, CAIR launched its #MuslimsThank hashtag campaign in the week before Thanksgiving to help Muslims express gratitude for American ideals of diversity and equality and for constitutional protections of civil rights.
CAIR recommended sample tweets such as:
.@BenAffleck Thank you for standing up for basic human decency and opposing racism and Islamophobia #MuslimsThank #Islam #CAIR
Current list of suggested individuals CAIR is urging Muslims to thank includes:
Reza Aslan .@rezaaslan
Ben Affleck .@BenAffleck
Marc Lamont Hill .@marclamonthill
Michael Steele .@MichaelSteele
Ayman Mohyeldin .@AymanM
Juan Cole .@jricole
Miko Peled .@MikoPeled
Dana Branham .@DanaBranham
Russell Brand .@rustyrockets
Bernard Whitman .@BernardWhitman
Tyler Harber .@THarber
Nicholas Kristof .@NickKristof
Dean Obeidallah .@Deanofcomedy
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
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