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For Every Hate Tweet She Receives, This Muslim Woman Donates $1 To UNICEF

Susan Carland, 34, is a Christian born, Muslim woman who receives a lot of hateful messages from anti-Islamic bigots. At the age of 19, she got converted to Islam. She tried different ways to fight them, but the best one she came up with was very thoughtful. Here is her story in her own words.

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For Every Hate Tweet She Receives, This Muslim Woman Donates $1 To UNICEF

For Every Hate Tweet She Receives, This Muslim Woman Donates $1 To UNICEF

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Susan Carland, a sociologist with a PhD from Melbourne's Monash University.

Susan Carland, a sociologist with a PhD from Melbourne’s Monash University.

"I'd tried blocking, muting, engaging and ignoring, but none of them felt like I was embodying the Koranic injunction of driving off darkness with light," she writes on The Age. "I felt I should be actively generating good in the world for every ugly verbal bullet sent my way. And so the idea of donating $1 to UNICEF for every hate-filled tweet I received came to me."

Here's her viral tweet.

Here's her viral tweet.

And that went pretty viral

And that went pretty viral

The most edifying Islamic response.

The most edifying Islamic response.

"One day [after] reading the merry stream of toxicity directed towards me, I wondered what the most edifyingly Islamic response I could give would be."

It feels great.

It feels great.

"By refusing to let the hate of others mould me, I am more secure and relaxed in my own identity than ever"

The perfect response.

The perfect response.

"Donating to them every time I was abused felt like tangible good in response to virtual hate"

Her tweet even encouraged others to start donating.

Her tweet even encouraged others to start donating.

Some people noticed the interesting flow of the events after the donations started and hoped "the need for donations diminishes to zero asap"

Some people noticed the interesting flow of the events after the donations started and hoped “the need for donations diminishes to zero asap”

Why watch a movie, when we have got the real one?

Why watch a movie, when we have got the real one?

You Don't need to be a superhero to do great things, you do great things and world recognizes you as a superhero. For now she is 'Super Woman'.

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