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Newsweek’s ‘muslimrage’ hashtag sparks comical response


When Newsweek’s social media gurus instructed Twitter users to use the hashtag #muslimrage to discuss the magazine’s inflammatory new cover story on Islam, they got more than they bargained for. The hashtag is fast becoming a meme for Twitter users to mock Newsweek en masse.

Twitter users — Muslim and non-Muslim alike — took over the #muslimrage hashtag by the thousands on 17 September to mock Newsweek’s immediately infamous cover story and its accompanying cynical social media strategy, registering their dismay with the most hilarious tweets possible. (The hashtag#muslimrave is also rising in popularity.)

Here are some of the best recent tweets with the #muslimrage hashtag:

BREAKING: NYPD vows to protect Wall Street holy sites from angry protestors bent on offending the profit. #s17 #MuslimRage
17 Sep 12

When you machine wash your dry clean only burqa #MuslimRage
17 Sep 12

The shawarma guys wraps my sandwich too tightly, so I have to rip off little pieces of paper bit by bit. #MuslimRage
17 Sep 12

Lost your kid Jihad at the airport. Can’t yell for him. #MuslimRage
17 Sep 12

Damn it, @Microsoft is not selling new Kinect in the Middle East 
17 Sep 12

Shawarma with no garlic sauce? #MuslimRage
17 Sep 12

Tried to make a bowl of cereal this morning, but I didn’t have enough milk.#MuslimRage
17 Sep 12

Orders pancakes at IHOP, came with a side of bacon. #MuslimRage
17 Sep 12


What gives you #MuslimRage?