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Newsweek’s "Muslim Rage" Cover Sparks Immediate Backlash

Many are calling Newsweek’s new cover offensive and sensational. Twitter users are also now actively trolling Newsweek’s #MuslimRage hashtag in protest.

1. This is Newsweek’s newest cover, showcasing the recent riots spreading throughout the Middle East.

2. Newsweek then offered readers a venue to discuss the controversial issue with the hashtag #MuslimRage

Users then re-appropriated the hashtag and have begun actively trolling it, filling it up with jokes by—for the most part—Muslim twitter accounts about Muslim culture.

Newsweek is currently standing by the cover, with PR Director Andrew Kirk issuing this statement:

“This week’s Newsweek cover accurately depicts the events of the past week as violent protests have erupted in the Middle East (including Morocco where the cover image was taken).”

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