Snapchat’s decision to live stream intimate images from Mecca has prompted thousands of Muslims to celebrate the positive portrayal of their religion.
Social media has been deluged with images from Mecca shared by the millions of Muslims making the holy pilgrimage to the birthplace of the Prophet Mohamed.
Among the thousands of images shared, many have commented on how refreshing it has been to see their religion celebrated as Snapchat users experienced Islam “first hand”.
#MeccaLive was pretty much American's first time experiencing Islam first hand instead of hearing based off how the Media portrays it.— El Chapo (@LibanWardere) July 15, 2015
Thousands more commented on the positivity of the message shown by the social media postings, with many noting the difference between the media's often negative slant on their religion and the genuine outpouring of affection and joy that social media users were able to demonstrate.
The #mecca_live snapchats are the best things to grace my eyes!! Absolutely love seeing the peacefulness and unity of Islam— Sophie George (@sophiegws) July 14, 2015
The #mecca_live snapchat story is BEAUTIFUL !! â˜ºï¸— Adam Saleh (@omgAdamSaleh) July 13, 2015
Snapchat’s live stream happened after roughly one million Muslims petitioned the social media giant online.Reuse content