Newsweek’s #Muslimrage draws ire, humor

Source: Twitter/Newsweek Newsweek’s cover story featuring angry Muslim men under headline “Muslim Rage” prompted many people to take to social … Continued

Source: Twitter/Newsweek

Newsweek’s cover story featuring angry Muslim men under headline “Muslim Rage” prompted many people to take to social media to show their support or skepticism about the magazine’s coverage of recent events in the Middle East and north Africa. A video denigrating Islam’s prophet Muhammad has stirred outrage
throughout the Muslim world.

#Muslimrage was one of the buzziest hashtags Monday on Twitter, inspiring #MormonRage and #IndianRage.

Here’s a sample of how some interpreted Newsweek’s hashtag, #Muslimrage:

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  • Rongoklunk

    Wait till the crazies get their hands on a portable nuclear bomb, or figure out how to make their own drones. Just a matter of time.

  • MOGILVY

    See the Latma website where they hold regular interviews with the “Palestinian Minister of Uncontrollable Rage “….It explains quite a bit about current Islam’s unique gift to humanity.

  • JimV123

    What is important is that Americans stand firmly for the 1st Amendment.
    Let Muslims not buy tickets to movies they don’t like.
    Let Muslims tell us why they don’t like a movie.
    Don’t let Muslims dictate what movies can be made and shown.

  • Wilbonsucks

    That’s exactly why it’s so important to distract them with the occasional movie. That allows them to vent some of that pent up anger about having to still live in the stone age. Just wait until they see the sequel. “Mohamads European Vacation”.

  • itsme1

    Change “Muslim” to “people” and you’ve got yourself a deal.

  • Manav2012

    The comment about Ayan Hirsi’s actions not inviting any outrage from Islam followers is so untrue. Those who comment should check their facts. Her associate was killed by a bigot who beleived he had secured a place in heaven. She lives in constant fear of death threats.
    Islamic culture does not have free speech as its foundation. Its keystone is the infallibility of the Book, The religion and the Prophet. Hence the conflict between Islamic culture and the civilized world is there to stay.

  • jato11

    To hell with them. Say what we want. And let them pay for it the way they give it.

  • _BSH

    I must have missed something, I don’t get it. Are people suggesting that Muslim rage is nonexistent, or something not worth being bothered about? Does that cover photo not reflect a significant aspect of real life in the mideast?

  • PhilCardarella

    Wonder if there is a magazine in Cairo that would run a picture of Fred Phelps Poison Posse picketing a funeral and entitle it “Christian Rage?”

    Of course it would be nice if extremists did not behave like 3 year olds on a tantrum. And it is especially ironic that this os over Mohammed’s image. The Koranic ban was meant by him to PREVENT treating his image as something sacred the way Christian venerated statues and icons. “Don’t venerate me — only GOd is GOd, you know.’

  • bdeck

    I think Islam, and the prophet Mohamed, should be insulted daily until Muslims stop rioting over it.

  • sjgl8032

    Still can’t beat Brooklyn Rage…

  • gareilly

    That last tweet doesn’t make sense… Newsweek is contributing to the negative portrayal of Arabs??? So, tell me, how would you put a positive spin on events in the Middle East for the last week? If the Arabs are viewed negatively by the rest of the World, it is only because their actions (riots) are negative actions.

  • beowulf3

    You be in charge of that, itsme1. Best of luck.

  • dr_vaman

    Fanatic muslims have always instigated violence and street demonstrations for decades. Many muslims fall for these instigations in muslim world. England has similar bunch of muslims who are also instigators. They have been using their propaganda for many decades. The main problem they have is that their moderate muslim people do not say anything for fear for their lives. These are facts of life in muslim countries:

    1. Excessive poverty and no jobs, and they are on welfare from the either the government or from the fanatic religious leaders. It is possible many of them do not want to work and prefer to stay on welfare if their education does not warrant their market positions.
    2. The Koran has been interpreted by fanatic leaders very differently and used for instigation. They have yet to understand that there are a lot of religions that exists in the world outside muslim religion. In democratic countries, the church and the state are separated and as long as people are educated, countries will have more moderate religious people who also develoop tolerance to many things that happen. Unfortunately, muslim countries have not developed such tolerance.
    3. Hatred of Americans is very high in many countries and in muslim countries the fanatics exploit this and use it against Americans as media in US is useless and produce things that dramatizes the violence. Similarly hollywood movies are all violent movies and that can be used to instigate the unemployed people easily.
    4. US as a nation has not understood the centuries of problems in religions around the world and they tend to simplify and politicize the actions to win elections on the domestic front. Therefore, US hatred is not going to go awas contrary to what Obama thought even though he has some muslim background on the paternal side.

    The question is how to end violence:

    1. Current leaders in muslim countries have no understanding of how to end other than bring police or military to stop it. They do not see the value propo

  • cfoster224

    Thats great to see the Post think the abuse of a camel is humorous enough to repost the picture.

  • dr_vaman

    English corrected and the comment repeated:
    Fanatic muslims have always instigated violence and street demonstrations for decades. Many PEOPLE fall for these instigations in muslim world. England has similar bunch of muslims who are also instigators. They have been using their propaganda for many decades. The main problem they have is that their moderate muslim people do not say anything for fear for their lives. These are facts of life in muslim countries:

    1. Excessive poverty and no jobs MAKE THEM DEPENDE ON welfare from the either the government or from the fanatic religious leaders. It is possible many of them do not want to work and prefer to stay on welfare if their education does not warrant their market positions.
    2. The Koran has been interpreted by fanatic leaders very differently and used for instigation. They have yet to understand that there are a lot of religions that exists in the world outside THE muslim religion. In democratic countries, the church and the state are separated and as long as people are educated, countries will have more moderate religious people who also develop tolerance to many things that happen AROUND THEM. Unfortunately, muslim countries have not developed such tolerance.
    3. Hatred of Americans is very high in many countries and in muslim countries, the fanatics exploit this and use it against Americans as media in US is useless and produce things that dramatizes the violence. Similarly Hollywood movies are all violent movies and that can be used to instigate the unemployed people easily.
    4. US as a nation has not understood the centuries of problems in religions around the world and they tend to simplify and politicize the actions to win elections on the domestic front. Therefore, US hatred is not going to go AWAY contrary to what Obama thought even though he has some muslim background on the paternal side.

    The question is how to end violence:

    1. Current leaders in muslim countries have no understanding of how to end VIOLENCE ON

  • DJWinMassachusetts

    I can’t believe that Twitter feeds are the news now. Why not just collect comments from the WaPo comment section and fob them off as a news story? The editors could set up an infinite, recursive circular reference and never have to pay real reporters again.

  • itsthedax

    Its real easy. Just develop alternatives to fossil fuels. Once cars that don’t need gasoline start rolling off the assembly lines in Detroit and Japan, and once we don’t need deisel for transporting goods, the middle east will go back to being a quaint little backwater that nobody cares about.