A Texas Muslim woman who made a sarcastic tweet about Muslim stereotypes has gained a huge Twitter following — from supporters of the terrorist group, ISIS.
Twitter users have employed the #MuslimApologies hashtag to sarcastically apologize for, well, everything. The hashtag is a tongue-in-cheek response to rhetoric demanding that Muslims worldwide publicly apologize for the ongoing violence perpetrated by the Islamic State, such as conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham’s comments on her Aug. 11 show.
“And it would be nice if more in the Muslim world coming out and condemning what the Islamic State is doing. You’re not hearing enough of those voices, if any. I mean, where are those people?” Ingraham said, according to the left-leaning Media Matters.
Jennifer Williams, a research assistant at the Center for Middle East Policy at the D.C-based policy center Brookings Institution, took to Twitter on Sept. 23, tweeting:
— Jennifer Williams (@jenn_ruth) September 24, 2014
On the institution’s Lawfare blog, Williams, a Muslim and former San Antonio resident, wrote that her Twitter following grew to more than 4,300 as of Thursday.