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These 20 Tweets Remind Us Why Muslim Women's Day Is So Necessary For Us Today

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Nov. 19 2020, Updated 9:55 p.m. ET

I'm not a religious person, and although I was born Muslim, and was a pretty serious practitioner for a really long time, I'm not anymore.

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I've got my own person views on religion, specifically Abrahamic ones, but I don't have a problem with those who want to practice it staunchly so long as it doesn't impede the freedoms of others. I grew up with people who were super into Islam (I was too,) and for the most part, they're just like every other person who wants to have a decent job, get married, and live a comfortable life.

But I recognize there's a certain amount of animosity towards Muslims in America, and much of it comes from horror stories in third world countries where men treat women without equality or respect.

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So when people started celebrating Muslim Women's Day, it turned a lot of heads.

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People started sharing empowering stories and images of Muslim women — like Malala Yousafzai, the young woman who stood up to the Taliban — on social media and participating in marches and community events to honor the day.

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Many Muslim women were excited about the holiday.

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However, there were a lot of people on Twitter who were to quick to criticize the first ever Muslim Women's Day.

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Along with Islam in general.

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Some acted like the Quran's the only religious text that has questionable and backwards verses pertaining to women.

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While others pointed out the blatant hypocrisy of current Muslim nations.

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Others claimed to know more about American Muslim women than American Muslim women themselves.

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Which, many American Muslim women disagreed with.

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But mostly, people celebrated the day.

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Happy Muslim Women's Day, ladies. Rock on.

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