Can Twitter Be Used to Fight Islamophobia?

On the latest Bloggingheads, I spoke with Linda Sarsour, Advocacy and Civic Engagement Coordinator for the National Network for Arab American Communities, about the anti-Muslim New York City subway ads, the threat of domestic terrorism, the “Innocence of Muslims” film, and Islamophobia in the presidential campaign.

In the clip below, we discuss Newsweek’s “Muslim Rage” cover story, and how the magazine’s invitation to Twitter to use a #MuslimRage hashtage turned to mockery of Newsweek. What’s more, Linda describes how she has used Twitter to engage in conversation to promote understanding of Islam:

Here’s Newsweek’s tweet:

For a sampling of the #MuslimRage hashtags, see some of the tweets below:

And don’t miss Paul Waldman and Gabe Arana’s terrific parody of Newsweek’s journalistic decline.