Thursday, 12 November 2015

Muslim Woman Donates $1 For Every Hate Tweet Received

Imagine if the Kardashian family do this, they will loose  more money in less than no time.. Susan Carland is an Australian academic, the wife of talk-show host Waleed Aly, and a Muslim woman who pledged to donate one Australian dollar to the charity UNICEF for every hateful message received on Twitter. She revealed via her twitter account:

I donate $1 to @UNICEF for each hate-filled tweet I get from trolls. Nearly at $1000 in donations. The needy children thank you, haters!— Susan Carland (@SusanCarland) October 21, 2015
In a piece on the Sydney Morning Herald, Carland explained that she "regularly get tweets and Facebook messages from the brave freedom-fighters behind determinedly anonymous accounts telling me that, as a Muslim woman, I love oppression, murder, war, and sexism."

The threats entail "requests to leave Australia, hope for my death, insults about my appearance (with a special focus on my hijab), accusations that I am a stealth jihadist, and that I am planning to take over the nation, one halal meat pie at a time."
And when she "tried blocking, muting, engaging and ignoring" that's when she was prompted by her idea to donate a dollar to UNICEF for every hate tweet.
"I felt I should be actively generating good in the world for every ugly verbal bullet sent my way," Carland said.

The response from Twitter has been thoroughly supportive:
@SusanCarland while I support your philanthropy, I hope the need for donations diminishes to zero asap. #EqualityForAll— Mike Beder (@mikebeder) November 12, 2015@SusanCarland you're a legend! I shall donate $10 to UNICEF for your amazingness— Patrice Moriarty (@pm12_88) November 12, 2015@SusanCarland Hi Susan, I just heard about what you are doing regarding internet trolls & hate tweets. More power to you, lady!! xx— Kate Doak (@katedoak) November 12, 2015
Since declaring her pledge in October, Carland has said she has donated more A$1000 for UNICEF. It's not yet known if the e-hat

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