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#MuslimApologies Highlights The Absurdity Of Blaming An Entire Religion For Actions Of Few

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There is nothing funny about Islamophobia -- but there may just be a way to use humor to combat it.

In the wake of the Islamic State, Muslims around the world have found themselves in the spotlight for the offenses of a violent minority they want nothing to do with.

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.

Their message?

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):

Fatima al-Fihri

#MuslimApologies

— Wiam (@UncolonisedMind) September 24, 2014

sorry for Algebra :) #muslimapologies pic.twitter.com/5qs8d8yq9H

— ناصر العنزي (@AnaziNasser) September 24, 2014

Sorry for not being a terrorist. #muslimapologies

— M. (@ThisKingslayer) September 24, 2014

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