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IN People ON 17 Nov, 2015
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.
"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."
"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."
"By refusing to let the hate of others mould me, I am more secure and relaxed in my own identity than ever"
"Donating to them every time I was abused felt like tangible good in response to virtual hate"
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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