#MakeAMovieIslamic trends on Twitter
#MakeAMovieIslamic is currently trending on Twitter. The popular and controversial hashtag consists of people-including Muslims themselves-renaming famous Hollywood movies slightly to associate them with the Muslim world. Much of the renaming focuses on terrorism, bigotry and other hot-button issues.
Gone with the Bomb #MakeAMovieIslamic— AlyaaGad AfhamTVأفهم (@AlyaaGad) August 27, 2016
#MakeAMovieIslamic— Joseph Al-Qaeda (@JihadistJoe) August 28, 2016
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However, given tweets like those above associate Islam with terrorism and other global ills, many are calling the hashtag Islamophobic.
#MakeAMovieIslamic is not a funny hashtag - but enabling people to post v offensive racist tweets. Twitter really can be a horrible place— Mark Williams-Thomas (@mwilliamsthomas) August 28, 2016
On the other hand, some have defended the hashtag, claiming it raised serious issues and that words are less powerful than actions. Others belittled the cries of racism, or told those arguing that to lighten up.
#makeamovieislamic If you're more upset over this hashtag & words, rather than the actual crimes mentioned, you've got serious issues.— CatherineNichols_Art (@Catherine_CNA) August 28, 2016
Amazed at the number of idiots choosing to read #MakeAMovieIslamic and then moaning they are offended— Vive Charlie (@ViveCharlieMag) August 28, 2016
Just another day on Twitter.