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TWITTER ACTION ALERT for #American #Muslims – Follow Our Lead on Friday And Say #Thank You #ff

Muslims and non-Muslims in New York City and across the country have been upset by the news about the NYPD’s surveillance of Muslims. The news is disturbing and deeply concerning to say the least. However, we are heartened by and very appreciative of the number of people and organizations that have come forth to support us, to speak out with us and for us – and to defend civil rights for all.

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We have taken note — and we want to express our gratitude. There is no better time than the present, and no better place than Twitter. Today — Friday, March 2, 2012 — we are going to #FF and say #ThankYou to the many individuals, including elected officials, journalists and universities that are supporting us and speaking out. We hope that you will join us on Twitter to help us say #ThankYou all day and all night.

We have a list of tweets to get everyone started. Feel free to use these, tweak them, or create your own. All we ask is that you include #ThankYou and #FF in your tweets.

(the full list of suggested tweets is at AltMuslim)

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Elected Officials

I’m #American #Muslim & a voter. #ThankYou #FF @RepMikeHonda for asking for Fed investigation of #NYPD http://ow.ly/9oAjD

I’m #American #Muslim & a voter. #ThankYou #FF @SenatorMenendez http://ow.ly/9oJJX I’m #American #Muslim & a voter.

I want to #ThankYou #FF@CoryBooker @GovChristie for defending civil rights for all http://ow.ly/9oA10

I’m an #American #Muslim. #ThankYou #FF @SenatorParker for asking AG Schneiderman to investigate #NYPD surveillance http://ow.ly/9oJvQ

I’m #American #Muslim & a voter. #ThankYou #FF @RushHolt for asking for investigation of #NYPD http://ow.ly/9p2qg

Journalists and Media Outlets

I’m #American #Muslim & a voter. #ThankYou #FF @Matapuzzo @goldmanc @esullivanap @chawley1 for #NYPD reporting http://www.ap.org/nypd/

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I’m #American #Muslim & a voter. I want to #ThankYou #FF @tnyCloseRead for Koran & #NYPD http://ow.ly/9oxNB

I’m #American #Muslim & a voter. I want to #ThankYou #FF @jdforward for Jewish Students Decry Spying on Muslims http://ow.ly/9oxYI

I’m #American #Muslim & a voter. #ThankYou #FF @fp_magazine @hsmoghul for ‘Stop the Reckless Spying on Muslims http://ow.ly/9p2h1

I’m #American #Muslim & a voter. I want to #ThankYou #FF @patheos @patheosmuslim for Am Mus & #NYPD Trust Deficit http://ow.ly/9ozHf

I’m #American #Muslim & a voter. #ThankYou #FF @ggreenwald @politics_salon for #NYPD spying: microcosm for 9/11 era http://ow.ly/9ozOD

I’m #American #Muslim & a voter. #ThankYou #FF @azizhp @beliefnet for #NYPD spying: The #NYPD has gone rogue http://bit.ly/wbYyDo

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Universities

NYU: I’m #American #Muslim & a voter. I want to #ThankYou #FF @nyu, @icnyu and Pres Sexton for your letter to #NYPD http://ow.ly/9oACD

Yale: I’m #American #Muslim & a voter. I want to #ThankYou #FF @yale and Pres Levin for your letter to @MikeBloomberg http://ow.ly/9oAFA

Columbia: I’m #American #Muslim & a voter. I want to #ThankYou #FF @LEE_BOLLINGER @Columbia for your support of your students

Rutgers: I’m #American #Muslim & a voter. #ThankYou #FF @rutgersu @rumuslimalums for defending your Students’ Civil Rights http://ow.ly/9oAKT

#ThankYou and Happy Tweeting!

Zeba Iqbal (@zeba369)
Hind Makki (@hindmakki)
Fatemeh Fakhraie (@fatemehf)
Wajahat Ali (@wajahatali)
Hussein Rashid (@islamoyankee)
Aziz Poonawalla (@azizhp)

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