I’ve spent the last few minutes culling tweets from a disturbing trending topic from Arabic Twitter. I’ll let someone who actually speaks the language break it down for you first…
Trending on Arabic #Twitter is this hashtag #نطالب_بقتل_الملحدين which translates to "We demand the killing of the Atheists". scary times.
— Faisal Saeed Al Mutar (@faisalalmutar) June 21, 2016
I’ve culled some of these, but of course they’re in Arabic. Also, the built-in Twitter translator (from Bing) sucks. But you can still get the idea.
This guy sounds like a moderate… pic.twitter.com/cKeD1LFwrg
— Ethan Ralph (@TheRalphRetort) June 22, 2016
I made a joke there, but to be fair, there were some Muslims in the tag calling it out and saying this was wrong. Still, I won’t hold my breath waiting on any of these so-called progressives to talk about this hashtag of hate anytime soon. These guys were just seeking to culturally enrich us, after all.