In a shocking display of online Islamophobia the phrase "how a Muslim" was trending early Sunday morning on Twitter in the United States. The phrase accompanied newsworthy hashtags like "Damascus," which trended as three car bombs exploded in the Syrian capital, and "Civil Rights Act," which was signed on this day in 1964.
When clicking "how a Muslim" on Twitter, a user is redirected to a page of tweets only containing that phrase. A quick look through that page reveals the barrage of Islamophobia running throughout. One tweet reads: "How a Muslim says they are fleeing their brutal country and then want to turn MY country into their brutal country. NO WAY"
How a Muslim says they are fleeing their brutal country and then want to turn MY country into their brutal country.— Mari Proud Trump Won (@MarianneHaran) July 2, 2017
Another mixes an Islamophobic message with anti-Hillary Clinton sentiments, saying, "How a Muslim slaughtered 50 people at a nightclub in Orlando. He was a registered Democrat who supported Hillary. Trump Attacks Media".
"How a Muslim" deals with someone who they disagree with 🤔 pic.twitter.com/JwSAvET7Hl— Tom.H (@Nopc4thee) July 2, 2017
"How a Muslim" compares their religion as being similar to Christianity is beyond me.— Pink Lady 4 Trump♥ (@pink_lady56) July 2, 2017
Why not just follow the Bible instead?
Oh wait. pic.twitter.com/wMDxpb4gQJ
I will never forget "How a Muslim" flew a plane into the trade center and Muslims still worship a dead terrorist. pic.twitter.com/XH1ohoi1Oz— ImNotFakeNews (@harpus88) July 2, 2017
"How a Muslim" treats the LGBT community. pic.twitter.com/r5vSjXFOUH— Chad Smith (@is1amdeathcult) July 2, 2017
Several tweets expressed the opposite point of view or touched on different topics. One tweet showed a car under a black cover, with the caption, "How a Muslim woman drives a car in Saudi Arabia."
How a Muslim woman drives a car in Saudi Arabia pic.twitter.com/eATQypAc7G— Magnus Lewis (@magnuslewis263) July 2, 2017
While another said, "How a Muslim has to deal with small minded Islamophobes is a horrible thing. I hope the day comes soon that people will be more tolerant."
How a Muslim has to deal with small minded Islamophobes is a horrible thing. I hope the day comes soon that people will be more tolerant.— Andres Diaz 🇵🇷 (@fvgtw) July 2, 2017
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