#MuslimRage: Global concern turned Twitter joke
A speech by President Barack Obama Tuesday at the United Nations addressed the issue of "Muslim Rage" that has been a topic of conversation in the global community since the attack on the American consulate in Libya on September 11.
- President Barack Obama Tuesday spoke at the United Nations, criticizing violence in Middle Eastern countries like the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya that killed U.S. ambassador Christopher Stevens and four diplomats. He stressed the importance of free speech, but said it was important for world leaders to confront the root causes of the rage across the Muslim world.
- Many took to social media Tuesday to comment on the president's remarks, which come in the midst of election season. Some were critical, while others praised Obama's stance on the issue.
- — Sudhvir Singh (@sudhvir)Tue, Sep 25 2012 07:57:10
- — Qasim Rashid (@MuslimIQ)Tue, Sep 25 2012 07:50:31
- — Sarah Abdelhamid (@SarahAbdelhamid)Tue, Sep 25 2012 11:37:25Its so funny seeing things like these Anti Muslim New York Metro ads then seeing cover stories like "Stop the Muslim Rage"
- — Qasim Rashid (@MuslimIQ)Tue, Sep 25 2012 07:32:21
- — Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley)Tue, Sep 25 2012 08:11:14So Obama's UN speech was basically his 2010 & 2011 speeches with a new reference to a video. This isn't leadership. It's Groundhog Day.
- — Wullie Blake (@wullieblake)Tue, Sep 25 2012 03:38:50Obama urges UN to confront roots of muslim rage. How about your bombing the shit out of them for years? or just blame it on a stupid film eh
- Others have taken over the term for their own use and turned it into a joke, using the Twitter hash tag #muslimrage, inspired by a story on the issue in Newsweek.
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