Heeding the "Trump"-et call: Muslims take to Twitter to report...stuff

Published October 16th, 2016 - 16:28 GMT

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The second US presidential debate was conducted in front of a “town hall” audience comprised of undecided voters, vetted by the Gallup polling organization. A Muslim woman was selected to pose a question to the candidates, she of course asked about Islamophobia.

Republican candidate Donald Trump's response was, "We have to be sure that Muslims come in and report when they see something going on”, inspiring another worldwide hashtag trend - #MuslimsReportStuff. Can merchandising be far behind?

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The unnamed audience member became a bit of a meme herself, sparking a tsunami of tweets wondering how a female Muslim could possibly be “undecided” in this particular election.
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Image 1 of 10:  1 / 10The unnamed audience member became a bit of a meme herself, sparking a tsunami of tweets wondering how a female Muslim could possibly be “undecided” in this particular election.

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One of the first tweets came from Brooklyn College professor Moustafa Bayoumi. During the debate, his comment was retweeted 1,271 times and Twitter declared it the top retweet of the event. during the debate, but as of today it's been retweeted 91,000 times and liked over 180,000 times.
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Image 2 of 10:  2 / 10One of the first tweets came from Brooklyn College professor Moustafa Bayoumi. During the debate, his comment was retweeted 1,271 times and Twitter declared it the top retweet of the event. during the debate, but as of today it's been retweeted 91,000 times and liked over 180,000 times.

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@rozdillon0670  tweeted from London, “This halal fry-up is suspiciously delicious. Could be a conspiracy #MuslimsReportStuff”
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Image 3 of 10:  3 / 10@rozdillon0670 tweeted from London, “This halal fry-up is suspiciously delicious. Could be a conspiracy #MuslimsReportStuff”

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From @I_Solemnly5wear, “I want to report that these Clarks shoes are on sale. Amazing. #muslimsreportstuff”
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Image 4 of 10:  4 / 10From @I_Solemnly5wear, “I want to report that these Clarks shoes are on sale. Amazing. #muslimsreportstuff”

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@hamooda07 #MuslimsReportStuff added, “Hi, I'm Muslim and I'd like to report that there are +200k Muslims in Ohio. As Ohio goes, so goes the Nation…'
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Image 5 of 10:  5 / 10@hamooda07 #MuslimsReportStuff added, “Hi, I'm Muslim and I'd like to report that there are +200k Muslims in Ohio. As Ohio goes, so goes the Nation…"

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@feebee57 asked, ' #MuslimsReportStuff I think the cat next door is Islamic, should I be worried?'
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Image 6 of 10:  6 / 10@feebee57 asked, " #MuslimsReportStuff I think the cat next door is Islamic, should I be worried?"

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@EddieMcGraw was confused. 'My neighbor is Muslim but hasn't called the city to report the pothole on the sidewalk. What gives? I thought #MuslimsReportStuff'
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Image 7 of 10:  7 / 10@EddieMcGraw was confused. "My neighbor is Muslim but hasn't called the city to report the pothole on the sidewalk. What gives? I thought #MuslimsReportStuff"

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Comedic cultural confusion was rampant! @eemanabbasi said, “Hi 911, my white neighbor came over for dinner and described my mom's food as bomb. Should I be concerned?'
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Image 8 of 10:  8 / 10Comedic cultural confusion was rampant! @eemanabbasi said, “Hi 911, my white neighbor came over for dinner and described my mom's food as bomb. Should I be concerned?"

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Immigration was on ‏@TanvirSalim1's mind, 'I am Muslim want2 report..Six Americans won the Nobel prize this year in various sciences. ALL of them immigrants...#muslimsreport'
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Image 9 of 10:  9 / 10Immigration was on ‏@TanvirSalim1's mind, "I am Muslim want2 report..Six Americans won the Nobel prize this year in various sciences. ALL of them immigrants...#muslimsreport"

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‏Entrepreneurs moved in quickly, see this t-shirt offer that lets the world know that you're Muslim AND you report stuff!  Ten percent of proceeds suposedly go to the Muslim American Society! @Dr_Slater summed it all up like so,”Thankful for #muslimsreportstuff and the humorous grace of American Muslims in the face of such Islamophobia”.
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Image 10 of 10:  10 / 10‏Entrepreneurs moved in quickly, see this t-shirt offer that lets the world know that you're Muslim AND you report stuff! Ten percent of proceeds suposedly go to the Muslim American Society! @Dr_Slater summed it all up like so,”Thankful for #muslimsreportstuff and the humorous grace of American Muslims in the face of such Islamophobia”.

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The unnamed audience member became a bit of a meme herself, sparking a tsunami of tweets wondering how a female Muslim could possibly be “undecided” in this particular election.

Image 1 of 10The unnamed audience member became a bit of a meme herself, sparking a tsunami of tweets wondering how a female Muslim could possibly be “undecided” in this particular election.

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One of the first tweets came from Brooklyn College professor Moustafa Bayoumi. During the debate, his comment was retweeted 1,271 times and Twitter declared it the top retweet of the event. during the debate, but as of today it's been retweeted 91,000 times and liked over 180,000 times.

Image 2 of 10One of the first tweets came from Brooklyn College professor Moustafa Bayoumi. During the debate, his comment was retweeted 1,271 times and Twitter declared it the top retweet of the event. during the debate, but as of today it's been retweeted 91,000 times and liked over 180,000 times.

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@rozdillon0670  tweeted from London, “This halal fry-up is suspiciously delicious. Could be a conspiracy #MuslimsReportStuff”

Image 3 of 10@rozdillon0670 tweeted from London, “This halal fry-up is suspiciously delicious. Could be a conspiracy #MuslimsReportStuff”

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From @I_Solemnly5wear, “I want to report that these Clarks shoes are on sale. Amazing. #muslimsreportstuff”

Image 4 of 10From @I_Solemnly5wear, “I want to report that these Clarks shoes are on sale. Amazing. #muslimsreportstuff”

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@hamooda07 #MuslimsReportStuff added, “Hi, I'm Muslim and I'd like to report that there are +200k Muslims in Ohio. As Ohio goes, so goes the Nation…'

Image 5 of 10@hamooda07 #MuslimsReportStuff added, “Hi, I'm Muslim and I'd like to report that there are +200k Muslims in Ohio. As Ohio goes, so goes the Nation…"

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@feebee57 asked, ' #MuslimsReportStuff I think the cat next door is Islamic, should I be worried?'

Image 6 of 10@feebee57 asked, " #MuslimsReportStuff I think the cat next door is Islamic, should I be worried?"

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@EddieMcGraw was confused. 'My neighbor is Muslim but hasn't called the city to report the pothole on the sidewalk. What gives? I thought #MuslimsReportStuff'

Image 7 of 10@EddieMcGraw was confused. "My neighbor is Muslim but hasn't called the city to report the pothole on the sidewalk. What gives? I thought #MuslimsReportStuff"

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Comedic cultural confusion was rampant! @eemanabbasi said, “Hi 911, my white neighbor came over for dinner and described my mom's food as bomb. Should I be concerned?'

Image 8 of 10Comedic cultural confusion was rampant! @eemanabbasi said, “Hi 911, my white neighbor came over for dinner and described my mom's food as bomb. Should I be concerned?"

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Immigration was on ‏@TanvirSalim1's mind, 'I am Muslim want2 report..Six Americans won the Nobel prize this year in various sciences. ALL of them immigrants...#muslimsreport'

Image 9 of 10Immigration was on ‏@TanvirSalim1's mind, "I am Muslim want2 report..Six Americans won the Nobel prize this year in various sciences. ALL of them immigrants...#muslimsreport"

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‏Entrepreneurs moved in quickly, see this t-shirt offer that lets the world know that you're Muslim AND you report stuff!  Ten percent of proceeds suposedly go to the Muslim American Society! @Dr_Slater summed it all up like so,”Thankful for #muslimsreportstuff and the humorous grace of American Muslims in the face of such Islamophobia”.

Image 10 of 10‏Entrepreneurs moved in quickly, see this t-shirt offer that lets the world know that you're Muslim AND you report stuff! Ten percent of proceeds suposedly go to the Muslim American Society! @Dr_Slater summed it all up like so,”Thankful for #muslimsreportstuff and the humorous grace of American Muslims in the face of such Islamophobia”.

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