Just minutes after innocent people were attacked outside the British parliament in central London on Wednesday, the words "Muslim" and "Islamic" began trending. 

Maybe it has something to do with the fact that international media outlets began falsely claiming that the man behind the attack was a British Muslim, identified as Abu Izzadeen - who turned to be in jail at the time of the attack, and has been there for nearly a year. 

Maybe it's because Defense Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said the attack is "linked to Islamic terrorism" ... because terrorism now has different categories?

Maybe it's because Fallon also said "we're not going to let this type of terrorism win." Does that mean other types of terrorist attacks can hail victory? 

At least four people were killed in the attack and 40 others injured - a tragedy that should be condemned and mourned. 

Now is not the time for Islamophobia, now is the time for solidarity and unity. And this is why Muslims are challenging the narrative, because if anyone knows what it means to suffer from terrorism, it's us. 

A crowdfunding campaign was initiated to raise funds for the families of the victims

British-Muslim Muddassar Ahmed started a LaunchGood crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for the families of those affected. 

"Though this is a Muslim-led campaign, we welcome our friends of other faiths to also contribute. We ask British Muslims, mosques, Imams, leaders, and groups to endorse and promote this initiative," the campaign says.

The campaign raised over $1,200 in just six hours

At the time of writing, the campaign has raised nearly 2,000 British Pounds. It aims to reach 10,000 British Pounds by April 19.


London's Muslim mayor Sadiq Khan speaks up against the hate

"Hate and evil will not win"

"It should go without saying that I condemn all terrorist attacks"

Unity is the answer, always

"I condemn terrorism because I am a human being"