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This Woman Was Told Muslims Don't Condemn Violence, So She Made A List To Show They Do

Hashmi's project looks to put an end to people saying that Muslims do not speak out against wrongdoing in the world.

Posted on November 17, 2016, at 6:42 a.m. ET

Heraa Hashmi is a 19-year-old author and student from Boulder, Colorado. Hashmi is an Indian-American Muslim.

Heraa Hashmi

Around a month ago, Hashmi was approached by a fellow student in her history class. She told BuzzFeed News that the student asked her questions about Islam, being a Muslim, and eventually terrorism. The student asked Hashmi, if all Muslims weren't responsible for terrorist attacks linked to Islam, then why didn't they condemn them?

Heraa Hashmi

Hashmi said that she wanted to tell the student that examples of Muslims condemning things were easy to find online. She decided that instead of continuing the conversation, she would make a resource that would show examples of Muslims condemning a range of topics, and make it available to all. She shared the result to her Twitter.

classmate: why dont muslims condemn things me: *goes home makes 712 page long list of Muslims Condemning Things wi…

Hashmi's tweet went viral, with over 25,000 likes. Hashmi also made the list available to all via a google spreadsheet. The sheet lists what was condemned, who condemned it and a link to evidence of this. It took her about three weeks to complete.

not even joking you can organize it by individual/org., location because we condemn worldwide and by Thing Condemned

Two of Hashmi's followers have also turned the data in the spreadsheet into a searchable website.

Hasmi said that the response to her project has generally been positive, and that people are glad the resource is there.

@caveheraa YOU ARE AMAZING. Mashallah!! 💜

"The reaction has been mostly positive, from both the Muslim community and outside the Muslim community and I’m very grateful," she said. "Many people are glad that there’s a public source out there that is I think is one of the longest and most comprehensive lists of Muslim condemnations."

I applaud this girl, this is so great

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.