"I'm tired of seeing Muslims rip themselves apart in apologies to prove their humanity to Islamophobes with campaigns like #notinmyname," said one.
Soon enough, the hashtag's satirical counterpart emerged. On Tuesday #MuslimApologies appeared, and quickly gathered pace. It has been used almost 30,000 times in the last 48 hours.To reveal how backward Islam really is? Because this isn't exactly a list of recent accomplishments;
"Sorry for Algebra, cameras, universities, hospitals, oh and coffee too," wrote one. "I'm so sorry for coffee, cheques, parachutes, chemistry, inoculations, soap, shampoo, cameras," said another, and "I'm sorry it was a Muslim woman, Fatima Muhammad Al-Fihri, that established the world's first university," said a third.
They soon spun out into the absurd. "I'm sorry he took his shoes off," and "Sorry for inventing /discovering everything you can't imagine living without," were both retweeted hundreds of times.Not too surprisingly; The conversation is now growing fastest in French speaking countries. But, here's the real knee-slapper;
..."has anyone asked the Christians to apologize for Hitler?"Christian? Not Adolph, he was closer to paganism. But, if we were Muslim, we wouldn't want to talk about the Arab-Nazi affinities. I.e., they both hated Jews, and were allied during WWII.