If you’re looking for a witty hashtag, Twitter is always the place to be. Since a few days, Muslims have been taking over the hashtag #Muslimtwitterbelike to bring up some of the issues that live in the Muslim community in a funny way. From racism to misogyny, people are tweeting about it and even though the issues are serious, they have figured a way to speak up about it in a hilarious way.
A subject that was tweeted about a lot was the discrimination between Muslims. So racism was definitely a very popular subject among the tweets:
#MuslimTwitterBeLike we are all one ummah unless ur not Arab then we don't know u
— dead (@habibihoseok) November 1, 2015
— vimto mami (@lunarnomad) November 3, 2015
But also the endless comparisons between women and food or other objects :
#muslimtwitterbelike women r apples. no hijab is bad apple. worms will eat u beware astaghfirullah. cover urself like a good apple sister
— ❁ farah ❁ (@feistyhijabi) November 1, 2015
#MuslimTwitterBeLike sisters have some shame. like skin on avocado! if you dont cover you rot. you are avocado. not human. you avocado.
— maryam | مريم (@migrantsoul) November 1, 2015
And many of those tweets would just bring up the ignorant views some Muslims have on certain things:
#muslimtwitterbelike u dnt have depression! it's just JINN! shaytaan is just tricking u! have someone read quran on u! u just have low eman
— gloom4u 🕸 (@hijabae_) November 1, 2015
#MuslimTwitterBeLike astagfirallah you're a feminist when our Prophet (PBUH) was a man????
— big head (@omgadina) November 1, 2015
#MuslimTwitterBeLike Shia are not Muslims, ALL lives matter, feminists are haram, but Free Palestine inshAllah wallahi
— deadass my guy (@Arshloc) November 1, 2015
#MuslimTwitterBeLike only Allah can judge us unless ur a hijabi showing 2 strands of hair in which case it's my duty, sister
— man hater™ (@museturbation) November 1, 2015
What was interesting about this hashtag is that it was the Muslim community itself acknowledging all these issues and bringing them up in a way that people wouldn’t immediately feel offended. It weren’t non-Muslims that were sharing their ignorant views on the Muslim community, instead Muslims spoke up about these problems themselves. And that’s exactly how it should be.