#MuslimRage in Centennial Park



This morning, Newsweek unveiled its latest cover story trolling expedition — an undoubtedly honest, nuanced take on the recent unrest in the Middle East titled "Muslim Rage."

This is Newsweek now. Put, say, an unabashedly error-ridden story calling for the president's ouster, Obama as the first gay president, or, uh, this, on the cover —¬†we're sure Newsweek boss Tina Brown was especially peeved to find that Time had beat her to the cover featuring a nearly-four-year-old and a boob — and watch as the ensuing storm drives up the hits and sends hordes of people racing to the newsstands. Whether you're clicking around their site, or picking up the dead-tree version, out of agreement, outrage, or morbid curiosity, they don't care.

It's like Donald Trump, but a magazine.

Just according to plan, this week's cover has generated plenty of discussion, first on Twitter by way of the Newsweek-promoted hashtag #MuslimRage, and then on Twitter by way of everyone else co-opting the now mocking hashtag #MuslimRage. (By the way, not to belabor the point, but I suspect Newsweek is perfectly fine with all of this.)

Anyway, the timing is so strange, because members of Nashville's Muslim community gathered in Centennial Park just last night for a rage-filled activity of their own — a peace vigil. Click through the jump, to check out some Tweeted expressions of their candle-lit anger. (Oddly, they used the hashtag #IAmPeace throughout the night. We're not sure what that's supposed to mean yet, but they're pissed. Check it out.)

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