[ View the story "Iraqis worldwide say #No2ISIS" on Storify] Iraqis worldwide say #No2ISIS Iraqis launch selfie campaign to reject sectarianism amid armed rebellion in the country.
The Stream· Wed, Jun 18 2014 18:08:37
Today we have broken all cultural barriers to have a united voice to say #NO2ISISAli Sachoo
Let's all join hands with our brothers & sisters in Iraq and say #NO2ISIS. This is not a Shia vs. Sunni war; it's a fight against terrorism.Ring of Knowledge
Use of the hashtag was accompanied by a selfie campaign:
This has nothing to do with religion & everything to do with #humanity. #No2ISIS #Iraq #IraqisAreUnitedAgainstTerror
People are also using the hashtag
to share their hopes, fears, and concerns for the country:
Reports are coming left right and centre, but we don't know what's true and what's not. So just #PrayForIraq#PrayForIraq
#PrayforIraq no matter what your religious background, your beliefs are, or you're non-religious. It's not about faith. It's about HUMANITYPatricia
Iraq is a nation. The land of martyrs.
A beautiful child of ancient soil.
And it will never bow to your will. #PrayForIraq #NO2ISISAqeela
Despite the the presence of
, some criticised media outlets for describing the conflict in sectarian terms:
Picket by concerned Iraqi citizens protesting against the BBC news coverage which uses sectarian language #NO2ISIS
Why does Media always try to portray as if "sectarian conflict" is going on?? whether #Bahrain #Pakistan or #Iraq #NO2ISIS
Don't be fooled by the media into believing this is a Sunni vs Shia war. That is their agenda, to fuel a civil war in #Iraq #no2isisZelfa Madhloum
So for hummus sake, can we put our sect aside and don't fall to the mainstream media's agenda!? #No2ISIS #No2IsraeliAgendaبتول عذراء
Don't let them disunite Iraq. Shia and Sunni have been living peacefully for centuries #NO2ISIS #PrayForIraqMustafa Ali Masood