The Hummus is being hailed by some Muslims on social media as “The Onion for Muslims.”
In an email to BuzzFeed, the founders described the website as “satire for Muslims who agree that the world is a complicated but manageable place.”
The Hummus was inspired by a blog of the same name created by one of the founders last July.
The three friends decided the blog “could be an outlet for expressing the frustrations that we had as Muslims in America experiencing Islamophobia, the conflation of culture with religion (both here and oversees), and the funny results that we can all relate to.”
5. The website is not averse to writing about sensitive issues, but say they tread with caution.
They said they don’t criticize God, the Prophet and other debatable religious figures. They also don’t use the name Mohammad (or any variation) for any of their characters out of respect for the Prophet.
“Despite being a satirical website, we have our own values to contend with,” they said.
12. The website targets younger, English-speaking Muslim Americans.
“We try to find the right balance. We are always cognizant of the fact that our articles might mean different things to Muslims from backgrounds other than ours,” they said.
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