Internet trolls love attacking religion. And for many years now, Islam has been on the receiving end of several of these. While some practitioners of the religion have learnt to ignore a troll, others have found their own creative ways to deal with it. And this Muslim lawyer on Twitter has managed to do a pretty killer job of it!
Twitter user @MuslimIQ recently shared a screenshot of his DM, where an Islamophobic troll had sent him a picture of a Quran being burnt. But the user, one Qasim Rashid, a lawyer living in Washington DC, had a nice little comeback for him!
An Islamophobe tried to troll me by sending me a picture of a Quran on fire.
— Qasim Rashid for Congress (@QasimRashid) February 8, 2018
Basically, what he was trying to say is what’s become DJ Khaled’s most popular line, as one Twitter user kindly pointed out:
— BLM (@sliceofhoney) February 8, 2018
Twitter was quite proud of how the guy sasses and handles the troll.
1. You can actually hear it in your head!
*extreme DJ Khaled voice*
— R Y A N (@RyansUnfiltered) February 8, 2018
They should know better than to come for someone way out of their mental league.
Love the 'Extreme DJ Khaled! pic.twitter.com/dUCoIvHlMN
— Bianca MASK IT UP Sommerland 🏒🏳️🌈 (@BSommerland) February 8, 2018
3. 10/10 answer!
He's going to need aloe for that burn.
— Arcadia Dragon (@CencakMichael) February 8, 2018
5. *slow claps*
How does one say "you rock" in Arabic? pic.twitter.com/jjMaEskSe8
— Tina Brooks, Âûtistic Witch, intolerant of BS (@Pepperfire) February 8, 2018
Some people began listing down the various ways in which other religions also practiced the disposal of religious texts. And pretty soon, the thread turned into a nice mix of memes and sociology lessons!
The Jews bury theirs…
Interesting. Jewish holy books must be buried when they are no longer needed – something which is apparently a bit of an inconvenience for my current employer, I learned recently.
— Colin Rosenthal (@colinrosenthal) February 8, 2018
… and the American flag too goes the fire way.
It's also the proper way to dispose of a(n) (American) flag. Wonder what he'd say about posting a pic of that?!?
— Denise W. Stallings (@necie64) February 8, 2018
All in all, the entire incident turned out to be a lesson full of fun and learning for all the trolls out there.
Religion is a deeply sensitive matter in the world right now and one of the easiest ways to tick someone off. But rather than escalating matters aggressively, this Twitter user found a rather peaceful and witty way to deal with trouble mongers.
Kudos, Qasim Rashid aka @MuslimIQ! Feel free to drop the mic!
— Sue 🇭🇺🇵🇱🇪🇸🇲🇽=🇺🇸 (@SueBIU90) February 8, 2018