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.

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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.

Shawarma with no garlic sauce? #MuslimRage

Shawarma with no garlic sauce? #MuslimRage-- Omar

heard some turkish guys express mild disappointment at the amount of cucumber in berlin-style döner kebabs #MuslimRage

heard some turkish guys express mild disappointment at the amount of cucumber in berlin-style döner kebabs #MuslimRage-- cszabla

Eid isn't on my wall calendar. #muslimrage

Eid isn't on my wall calendar. #muslimrage-- Jennifer

That girls ankles are showing! #MuslimRage

That girls ankles are showing! #MuslimRage-- Arabized

the lights turned red just as i got to them #MuslimRage

the lights turned red just as i got to them #MuslimRage-- abdelxyz

Tiramisu has Rum in it?!?!?!!? #MuslimRage-- Assia Amry

RT @Libyan4life: At a restaurant they put my glass of water closer to my LEFT hand. #MuslimRage

RT @Libyan4life: At a restaurant they put my glass of water closer to my LEFT hand. #MuslimRage-- Joe Catron

Wait, so i can only have 4 wives? #MuslimRage

Wait, so i can only have 4 wives? #MuslimRage-- Ahmad Kh

What do you mean we're not smart? We invented Algebra and the Zero! #MuslimRage

What do you mean we're not smart? We invented Algebra and the Zero! #MuslimRage-- Ahmed Al Mojadidi

how we call our president by the name kutta #muslimrage

how we call our president by the name kutta #muslimrage-- 1D Fan_zara sheikh

When people read #Newsweek and believe it. #muslimrage

When people read #Newsweek and believe it. #muslimrage-- pj

Halal beer has 0.3% alcohol? #MuslimRage

Halal beer has 0.3% alcohol? #MuslimRage-- Omar

RT @AllWeAskFor: Shawarma with no garlic sauce? #MuslimRage

RT @AllWeAskFor: Shawarma with no garlic sauce? #MuslimRage-- .LioN.KinG

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)."