Srinagar: Condemning the “malicious campaign” against Zaira Wasim by online trolls on social media, Islamic Fraternity has said the former actress is being targeted for being a Kashmiri and telling the truth.

Zaira, who gave up her acting career since it interfered with her religion, quit her social media handles and then reactivated them after a few days last week following massive online trolling about her post on the recent locust attack in several states of India.

President IF, Muhammad Aamir said that Zaira’s social media posts are read out of context to give it a different color with an intention to make her vulnerable to online attacks by troll army.

“We stand with our sister, Zaira Wasim. She shared a Qur’anic verse which we all Muslims believe in. Attacking her for sharing the verse is also attack on Islam which we all should denounce and respond accordingly,” Aamir said.

He added” “The backdrop of her being attacked seems her decision to quit her earlier profession. She chose truth over falsehood and these trolls felt pained about this decision.”

“She (Zaira) has become an inspiration for many youngsters, particularly those who succumb to worldly pleasures and deviate from the path of Allah. Zaira’s decision made them believe that worldly gains at the expense of Islam are no achievements,” he said.

“In these tough times, we stand with our sister and want her to continue the charity work and the contribution that she has been making towards Islam,” Aamir said.

Zaira had caused a social media storm after she tweeted a verse from the Quran about locust swarms.

“So We sent upon them the flood and locusts and lice and frogs and blood: Signs openly self explained: but they were steeped in arrogance- a people given to sin” -Qur’an 7:133,” she had written in her tweet. She was attacked by many on social media who believed she was justifying the locust attacks.

Her fans began trending #IStandWithZaira in her support and defended her online. “Nothing is wrong in this tweet she wrote it right, all things happen only with permission of God whether it’s a punishment or etc he can kill or do any miracle, he can do anything he wants cause it’s not our world it’s his, we are here just for some years not forever,” read a tweet.

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