Newsweek magazine had a cover a little while back with Muslim men rioting on it under the headline “How I survived it. How we can end it.” Remember? Reading CNN this morning I came across this article, “What Really Enrages Muslims? Twitter Knows.” It’s basically sharply satirical, tongue-in-cheek responses from the Muslim community via Twitter in response to the Newsweek magazine cover showing a bunch of unhappy Muslim men in turbans and keffiyahs. I so appreciate their sense of humor here. One tweet showed the magazine cover doctored to make the rioting Muslim men look like glam rockers, replacing the headline with “Muslim Rave.” Remi Kanzai riffed on the same theme: “Just add nighttime & glow sticks. It goes from #MuslimRage to #MuslimRave.” You rock Remi Kanzai.
Hit up Twitter and type in #MuslimRage and get ready to laugh.
“When everyone in history class turns to you once 9/11 is brought up.” #MuslimRage Danya Hajjaji @DanyaHajjaji
“I told my shrink I was feeling suicidal and he reported me to the FBI.” #muslimrage AidWorkerAfghanistan @petey_jee
“Couldn’t toss football around since the ball was made of pigskin.” #MuslimRage Efe Ozturk @Efe_Ozturk
And to bring it all home… here’s a video of DJ Islam Chipsy. Might not be straight up dance music, but the dynamics are there…Pretty awesome stuff here—guy knows how to get the crowd going.