#MuslimsReportStuff: Trump trolled over Islamophobia comments
In response, many Muslims decided to call out Trump’s suggestion with the hashtag #MuslimsReportStuff in case there is doubt over what those of the Islamic faith decide to report.
“One thing we have to do is we have to make sure that because there is a problem, whether we like it or not – and we could be very politically correct, but whether we like it or not, there is a problem and we have to be sure that Muslims come in and report when they see something going on,” Trump said.
“When they see hatred going on, they have to report it,” he added.
One Twitter user started off the reporting, but then things quickly escalated.
I'm a Muslim, and I would like to report a crazy man threatening a woman on a stage in Missouri. #debate— Moustafa Bayoumi (@BayoumiMoustafa) October 10, 2016
It was only a matter of time before the focus on what Muslims report shifted onto food.
"Falafel" actually means "kill all the infidels". We've kept that a secret all this time. #MuslimsReportStuff— Hend Amry (@LibyaLiberty) October 10, 2016
You don't want to know what we actually put in hummus. #MuslimsReportStuff— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) October 10, 2016
One time I accidentally ate pancetta bc I didn't know it was bacon. It was delicious 😳 #MuslimsReportStuff— Nuha Krad (@kradiologist) October 10, 2016
I'm reporting, once and for all, that the phrase "chai tea" is redundant and you need to stop using it. #MuslimsReportStuff— Ismat Sarah Mangla (@ismat) October 10, 2016
Others turned to more serious topics that Muslims should report.
#MuslimsReportStuff Gremlins 2 is the rare sequel that completely deconstructs the franchise. For my money, it's better than the first.— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) October 10, 2016
I saw armed jihadists curse the US gov & swear they'd fight to the death but turned out they were white supremacists. #MuslimsReportStuff— Hend Amry (@LibyaLiberty) October 10, 2016
Creepy orange clowns sighted recently across the country. Some say they saw one pacing the debate stage tonight. #Muslimsreportstuff— Zainab Chaudry (@zainabnc) October 10, 2016
Despite the trolling, there were some political points made.
Where is the call to all white people to report white terrorists? White terrorists kill far more than any other group! #MuslimsReportStuff— Amelia Noor-Oshiro (@Amelia_Inc) October 10, 2016
Republican voters are more likely to believe that Islamic values don’t work with the American way of life, according to a recent poll by the Public Religion Research Institute, which found that 79 percent of Republicans share this view in comparison to 42 percent of Democrats.