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

posted by Aziz Poonawalla

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.

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)

Elected Officials

I’m #American #Muslim & a voter. #ThankYou #FF @RepMikeHonda for asking for Fed investigation of #NYPD

I’m #American #Muslim & a voter. #ThankYou #FF @SenatorMenendez I’m #American #Muslim & a voter.

I want to #ThankYou #FF@CoryBooker @GovChristie for defending civil rights for all

I’m an #American #Muslim. #ThankYou #FF @SenatorParker for asking AG Schneiderman to investigate #NYPD surveillance

I’m #American #Muslim & a voter. #ThankYou #FF @RushHolt for asking for investigation of #NYPD

Journalists and Media Outlets

I’m #American #Muslim & a voter. #ThankYou #FF @Matapuzzo @goldmanc @esullivanap @chawley1 for #NYPD reporting

I’m #American #Muslim & a voter. I want to #ThankYou #FF @tnyCloseRead for Koran & #NYPD

I’m #American #Muslim & a voter. I want to #ThankYou #FF @jdforward for Jewish Students Decry Spying on Muslims

I’m #American #Muslim & a voter. #ThankYou #FF @fp_magazine @hsmoghul for ‘Stop the Reckless Spying on Muslims

I’m #American #Muslim & a voter. I want to #ThankYou #FF @patheos @patheosmuslim for Am Mus & #NYPD Trust Deficit

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

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


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

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

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

#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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