Facebook and Twitter continue to serve as outlets for purveyors of Islamophobic content to spread hateful and false characterizations of the Muslim faith.
While these social media giants have recently introduced a series of new rules to combat online bigotry and prejudice, they can and must do more.
CAM’s global interfaith coalition will not stay silent in the face of rising Islamophobia.
If you care about ending Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, and all other forms of religious disrimination, we encourage you to join the Muslim World League’s #RejectHate campaign to speak up.
Sign the Muslim World League’s petition here to demand Facebook and Twitter remove hateful Islamophobic content from their platforms, and spread the word using the hashtag #RejectHate.
Last June, CAM honored Muslim World League Secretary-General Sheikh Dr. Mohammed al-Issa with its inaugural Combat Anti-Semitism Award in recognition of his efforts to unite people of all faiths and fight religious intolerance, including by publicly denouncing Holocaust denial.
“Whereas Jews and Muslims lived centuries together, in these last decades we have sadly grown apart,” Al-Issa said at the time. “Now we must rebuild the bridges of dialogue and the bonds of partnership between our communities.”
Earlier last year, Al-Issa led a delegation of prominent Muslim leaders from around the globe on an unprecedented visit to the site of the former Auschwitz death camp in Poland pay their respects to the victims of the Nazis.