Muslim shows solidarity with Paris victims
A Muslim shows solidarity with Paris during a gathering at Le Carillon restaurant, the site of one of the attacks Getty

A number of Muslims have taken to social media to condemn Islamic State's actions across the globe, reminding people that the terrorist group does not represent Islam.

The "Not In My Name" hashtag sprang into action following IS's attack in Paris on 13 November, which killed at least 129 people.

Over the weekend, thousands of people took to social media to express their solidarity with the people of Paris. But many also began making anti-Muslim comments after IS claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Muslims across the globe have been posting under the #NotInMyName hashtag to condemn the attacks, express their grief over what happened, and point out that their religion does not endorse the killing of innocent people. Many quoted texts from the Koran to back up their statements.

The original "Not In My Name" campaign was launched by the Active Change Foundation in September 2014, but the London-based organisation revived its quest to tackle extremism among youth after the attacks in Paris. A message on the organisation's Twitter page directed towards IS said: "The world is uniting against you, your lies and your delusion."