There is nothing funny about Islamophobia -- but there may just be a way to use humor to combat it.
Many officials and activists have taken a stand against the religious profiling that has increased since ISIS became part of public discourse. But others have taken a more viral approach to spread awareness about Islam with tongue-in-cheek humor, spawning the hashtag #MuslimApologies.
All Muslims should not have to apologize for the actions of a few. And there is a lot more to Islam than the rampant stereotypes.
Take a look at some of the hashtag's best tweets, and you'll see why:
Sorry for giving a fifth of my annual savings to charity each year. #MuslimApologies
— Alireza Versi (@AlirezaVersi) September 24, 2014
I'm sorry the founder of the world's oldest university was a Muslim women in 859 (Fez, Morocco):
— Wiam (@UncolonisedMind) September 24, 2014
— ناصر العنزي (@AnaziNasser) September 24, 2014