Newsweek has set a minor fire in the mediasphere with its latest cover featuring an up close and angry group of Muslims. Some say the image is unflattering to the point of being "Islamophobic."
It's generated offense across the web, but also satire. The image attached to the story entitled "Muslim Rage" has been parodied by some, while others are battling the cover's influence with more positive images of the Islamic world. The folks at Gawker sarcastically serve up "13 Powerful Images of Muslim Rage," including Muslim children playing and laughing.
While Newsweek is standing by its choice to run with the cover, even conservative outlets like the UK's Daily Telegraph are referring to it as "sickening." Mostly overlooked by this media circus is the cover story itself, by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somali-born refugee and former Muslim who now works for the conservative American Enterprise Institute, and whose writings and statements in recent years have rankled some with their blunt criticism of Islam.
Via The Huffington Post, Think Progress, Gawker, and The Daily Beast.
I think its funny that the higher ups messed up and let a detainee of guantanamo bay die even after he had been cleared for release years ago, then all of a sudden we hav attacks on us, that fuel our patriotic rage justifying what our government does and keeps them out of hot water
@CanisCanemEdit not to wory we, at this time have a large military presence in the area on land and right now on the water. They can talk all that they want but they don't really want hellfire raining down on their turbans. A lot of active military in my family right now. They all tell me the same thing I'm telling you now. My youngest son if they mess up. Then we kill'em all and let Allah sort it out. I don't feel that way but it did amuse me when he said it.
@VCP our folks in the military are more than capable of handling that swarm of stick throwers if need be,what worries me is the rules of engagement that our troops follow but no one else does.thats where i afraid for our troops
How about you tell it like it is? They want to kill all who do not think and believe like they do. If you are not muslim you are nothing. how about we tell them to kiss off and leave them to fend for themself in the sand?
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Newsweek has published plenty of controversial covers. Plenty of covers depicting rage, agony and joy. I'm assuming this picture wasn't staged and is a photo of actual, angry Muslims rioting. Looks like, waddles like, quacks like..........I guess it is and why not show it? If Muslims are enraged with the photo, then they can dial it back a bit or at least not leave the house without their makeup!
I posted further down on here about how I can name a few instances of both "angry atheists" and "angry Christians". But do you remember what the Buddhists did when South Park showed Buddha snorting cocaine? Or when those ancient statues were blown up in Afghanistan? Me neither.
I just wish both religious and nonreligious people could be more like the Buddhists and take things in stride - and eventually develop some sense of humor and humility.
@anok Yeah well, Buddhists are more about spirituality, inner peace, tranquility. Instead of trying to force people to see it their way, they wait for people to inquire. Buddhism would never be very successful here, they care more about the human spirit and less about the money.
These particular Muslims are the exception, and for that reason they ARE newsworthy. It was THESE fanatical fools who elevated a hilariously bad, amateurish film that NO ONE of any consequence knew about into an international YouTube must-watch. I must admit that I watched it too, just to see what the fuss was about. That's 14 minutes I will never get back. The Muslim world needs to understand that there are consequences to over-reacting.