The #MuslimRage hashtag that was “hijacked” (no pun intended)

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My tweets appeared in Forbes, Examiner, NPR, and others, following Newsweek’s attempt to capitalise on its sensationalist front cover that showed enraged Muslims over the Prophet film (it’s a scary cover!). So the responses were hilarious #MuslimRage tweets from around the world.
Some of my highly trended tweets included:

“Get angry when the self proclaimed MSN Messenger pops up. There can be no other Messenger!”  #MuslimRage.

“Eat, pray, pray, pray, pray, pray, love” #MuslimRage.

“Want to write a book called ‘Men are from Mecca, Women are from Medina”  #MuslimRage.

(I admit, the last one I took out of my 2006 stand-up material :))

http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidthier/2012/09/18/the-brilliance-of-muslimrage/
http://www.examiner.com/article/the-best-of-muslimrage-twitter-reactions-to-newsweek-cover
http://www.npr.org/2012/09/18/161369296/newsweeks-muslim-rage-cover-mocked-on-twitter
http://www.the-platform.org.uk/2012/09/20/newsweek-inspires-comedic-rage/

 

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CLOSE-UP: Who was Khaled Saeed? (Radio Interview)

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My radio interview on ABC RN Program about Khaled Saeed:   http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/drive/close-up3a-who-was-khaled-saeed3f/4272592

Or download podcast (MP3) directly from here CLOSE-UP: WHO WAS KHALED SAEED?

(interviewed by Waleed Aly and Anthony Bubalo)
Interview based on my 5 June 2012 article in Jadaliyya: Saeeds of Revolution: De-mythologizing Khaled Saeed

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Revolution – SBS Insight

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SBS Insight Forum “Monumental change is sweeping across the Middle East and North Africa.

Overview: “Powerful dictators are being toppled and long-entrenched regimes are under threat. Insight looks at the unfolding new order in the region and how democracy might work there. What do the people actually want … and what will they get?”

Part One:  http://www.sbs.com.au/insight/video/2074117102/revolution

Part Two: http://www.sbs.com.au/insight/video/2074117102/revolution-part-2

Part Three: http://www.sbs.com.au/insight/video/2074117102/revolution-part-3

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