Muslim teenager's response to Islamophobia is taking the internet by storm

A 17-year-old named Lamyaa made waves online after a text exchange with her father went viral on Twitter.

According to BuzzFeed News, the texts were brought on by an Islamophobic comment she received in a group text once she said she was Muslim:

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"Stop defending Islam b----," a friend of a friend said. "You couldn't take that scarf off or your dad would beat your ass."

Lamyaa said she was used to this kind of treatment from non-Muslim people, but she decided to text her dad, who is currently in Saudi Arabia, to prove them wrong:

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When Lamyaa asked if she could take her hijab off, her father said: "That's no man's decision to make...if it's what you feel like you want to do, go ahead."

She shared the exchange on Twitter, where it received an astonishing amount of retweets and likes -- over 140,000 and over 320,000, respectively:

Her father's Arabic text reads, "Are you okay, my love?"

Social media had an outpour of support for Lamyaa and her dad:

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@lxmyaa Your dad is perfect and so are you 💙
@MabelleKreidy @dbkimbro @lxmyaa Frankly, its unfortunate that girls like myself DONT get media attention for speak…
@lxmyaa Bbygirl always serving these trolls 👏🏼
@lxmyaa I love your dad and I love you, thank you for share this and teach us about your religion and life! 💜💜
@lxmyaa can ur dad adopt me pls mine leaves me on read

She went on to clarify that she's not speaking for all women with her tweet:

"I do not speak for other women. I d not represent anyone but myself," she wrote. "However, I will always stand up for others and it breaks my heart to know that some women do not get to make a choice in what they do with their OWN bodies."

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