We’ve had a phenomenal response to our #AsBritishAs A Cup of Tea campaign. So much so that we were trending as number 2 on Twitter on Christmas eve! With so much negativity purported around our faith, we wanted to showcase the incredible contributions British Muslims make to wider society, day in and day out.
I’ve scoured through twitter and plucked out these top 10 tweets – enjoy!
- Baroness Warsi
— Sayeeda Warsi (@SayeedaWarsi) December 24, 2017
You can’t get more British than the Queen! Loved this cheeky jibe from Baroness Warsi.
2. Apprentice candidate Bushra Shaikh
#AsBritishAs Strawberries and Cream#sweetandclassy @pennyappeal
We may be Muslim but we are as British as they come! ❤??✌ CHARITY has no boundaries… #pennyappeal #TheApprentice #AsBritishAs #charity pic.twitter.com/Ni2KZHuAUo
— Bushra Shaikh (@Bushra1Shaikh) December 24, 2017
This picture just exudes class! Great to have Apprentices’ Bushra Shaikh back our campaign with strawberries and cream!
3. Creative Director, Bilal Hassam
#AsBritishAs Nigel Farage getting a kebab from his Muslim owned takeaway, then relying on his Muslim taxi driver to take him home after a night out (that's if he hasn't ended up in A&E getting treated by a Muslim doctor) then waking up saying Muslims do nothing for this country!!
— Dr Bilal Hassam (@bilalhassam) December 24, 2017
4. Teacher, Heledd Owen
First ever Muslim TV advert on ITV & Channel 5 premieres tomorrow at 2pm.
Celebrate the charitable contributions of British Muslims here at home in the UK.
Join us tomorrow at 2pm to make #AsBritishAs go viral.
Share to spread the word! pic.twitter.com/6blomTUNiU
— pennyappeal.org (@pennyappeal) December 23, 2017
This tweet really moved me. A member of the public was so moved by our ad on the telly, she sought out the charity and tweeted to say thanks! How lovely!
5. Shiekh Babikir
I'm #AsBritishAs a full English breakfast including…halal sausages! ?
— Sheikh Babikir (@SheikhBabikir) December 24, 2017
Now this is an instant classic! Sheikh Babikir is a traditional Islamic scholar who got behind our campaign with this brilliant video!
6. BBC Citizen Khan Actor, Abdullah Afzal
#AsBritishAs spending billions of pounds to change the colour of your passport ?
— Abdullah Afzal (@Abdullah_Azfal) December 24, 2017
BBC’s Abdullah Afzal touched a nerve for some poking at some Brexit-related current affairs.
7. NHS Million
— NHS Million (@NHSMillion) December 24, 2017
Was heart warming to have NHS Million jump on the hashtag with a special dedication to the NHS. Doesn’t get more brilliantly British than them!
8. CEO of Disasters Emergency Committee DEC, Saleh Saeed
— Saleh Saeed (@salehsaeed) December 24, 2017
Saleh Saeed is one of Britain’s leading lights in the development world, his testimonial means a lot to us at Penny Appeal, thank you Saleh!
9. Harris J
— Harris J (@HarrisJOfficial) December 24, 2017
British Muslim pop sensation gets behind our campaign with the iconic Cheeky Nandos!
10. Chief Superintendent Mabs Hussain
Important work by local #Wakefield based charity @pennyappeal @adeem_younis helping the elderly across the UK.
Sherlock Holmes……try as you might, i'll still figure you out! pic.twitter.com/tzZpFgyF38
— ACC Mabs Hussain (@MabsHussainMBE) December 24, 2017
Last but not least, our local Police Commander, Mabs Hussain gives us a special shout out. There’s no doubt he wouldn’t be where he is today without the Sherlock Holmes in him!
Hope you enjoyed those tweets. Don’t forget to share our ad on your social media channels and let us know what you thought!
Founder of the UK’s largest Muslim website SingleMuslim.com and chairman of Britain’s fastest growing Muslim-led charity Penny Appeal, award-winning entrepreneur and humanitarian making a difference around the world.