Brussels Attacks: #StopIslam Trending as Social Media Reacts to Bombings

Brussels Attacks: #StopIslam Trending as Social Media Reacts to Bombings

This morning’s bomb attacks in Brussels have prompted reactions of shock and outrage across social media. Muslims have begun to feel the wrath of some, with the #StopIslam hashtag is trending worldwide.

Three bomb attacks at the city’s Zaventem International Airport and Maelbeek metro station have reportedly killed at least 34 people.

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Many Twitter users are turning to the microblogging site to vent their anger and frustration over the attacks. Rather than focus on those who caused the carnage in Brussels, some are hitting out at all Muslims through the #StopIslam hashtag.

Many people, though, are using the hashtag as a way of condemning what they see as Islamophobia, ignorance and bigotry:

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