Newsweek must have known that its cover story on “Muslim Rage” by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, published after a week of violent protests over a YouTube video demeaning the Prophet Mohammed, would be controversial. As Think Progress notes, Ali — who escaped an arranged marriage in Somalia by immigrating to the Netherlands, was a member of the Dutch Parliament and wrote the best-selling memoir Infidel — is no stranger to controversy about Islam and Muslims. Since Newsweek tweeted the “Muslim Rage” cover and the promoted hashtag #MuslimRage, “the internet has fought back” as Colorlines puts it, with one parody cover showing up after the next.
Here are some of the best #MuslimRage responses.
@KaZ914: When people think FoxNews knows my religion more than I do.#MuslimRage
@DMogahed: When a “female assist” is called before I even walk through the metal detector. #muslimrage
@mar_i_amSYRIA: Being too scared to look my teacher in the eye when she discussed 9/11 in the third grade. #MuslimRage#TooYoung
@aishacs: Got cut off in line at the grocery store. Wanted to call her out but afraid she’d interpret this as #muslimrage
@WelshinGaza: On a plane and people mishearing me when I say I am a *tourist*. #muslimrage
@MansoorGuerilla: An episode of Keeping up the Kardashins–the only thing that makes me want to scream chants, storm streets & burn random flags.#MuslimRage
@LimeadeYouth: I think this dish could use a little something something #MuslimSage
@maaouad I just made some Mediterranean food#MuslimSage
@agraham999: Too much pork in Angry Birds. #muslimrage
@russ_jokes: Hearing Americans state publicly that they’re afraid that @BarackObama is an Arab. #MuslimRage.
@theZroc: When people fear Shariah taking over the US constitution & same people have never read the US constitution #ConstitutionDay225 #MuslimRage.
@MariamVeiszadeh: Prejudice often arises from a fear of the unknown. So make the ‘unknown’ known and #SmileAtaMuslim! #Muslimrage.
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