Two explosions rocked Zaventem airport in Brussels during the morning rush hour today while another blasted through a downtown metro station nearly an hour later. The attacks have been confirmed as acts of terrorism, with Isis claiming responsibility. At the moment, at least 34 have been reported dead.34 have been reported dead in Belgium Click To Tweet
As news coverage provides more details on what has happened, a hashtag, #STOPISLAM, has taken Twitter by storm – a social media response which may be shocking to some – but all too familiar to others.The hate is all to familiar to some Click To Tweet
Sorry can't take a person seriously who defends a supremacist ideology considers a war criminal a prophet&believe in talking ants #StopIslam
— El Diablo Destroyer (@DestroyerDiablo) March 22, 2016
— Comrade Stump (@CantStumpTrump1) March 22, 2016
We have many-many "stop" campaigns…but where's the #STOPISLAM movement? -are we STILL really swallowing the RELIGION excuse at this point?
— dave underwood (@dave1963x) March 22, 2016
— Cristina Laila (@cristinalaila1) March 22, 2016
If I were a voluntary member of a club containing a murderous sect, inspired by the club's own rules, I'd leave. That's just me. #StopIslam
— Voltaire's Ghost (@Voltaires_Ghost) March 22, 2016
— Jason (@EnemyWithinn) March 22, 2016
— ((GlobalClauswitz)) (@NotClauswitz) March 22, 2016
— Sriram V (@sviyer1978) March 22, 2016
It’s always a dumb bimbo saying people against the bad belief system that is Islam are racist.
So Islam is a race now? Get out! #StopIslam
— Petra (@_skull_queen_) March 22, 2016
Time and time again we are left saying what needs to be said #StopIslam I hope someone finally listens
— Bryden Proctor ? (@BrydensNotFunny) March 22, 2016
— prince hubris (@Shawn_MichaelMc) March 22, 2016
— MarkMyWords (@AgsEliza) March 22, 2016
— Brass Islam (@brassidio) March 22, 2016
To underscore my earlier point, a squadron of B-2's should be sent to do a flyover over Mecca right now. Cogitate on that. #StopIslam
— Let's Roll (@PRMurphyinWA) March 22, 2016
We need to shrink the public space for Islam on this planet, not invite it to colonize European Christendom (expand it). #StopIslam
— EscapeVelocity ? (@EscapeVelo) March 22, 2016
However, as the hashtag went viral, many used it to respond in defense of Islam.
— JAY (@INVERTFUL) March 22, 2016
The aim of these terrorist attacks is to turn the west against refugees and turn the refugees to extremism. Don't give in. #StopIslam
— Caelan Lacquement (@keineseele92) March 22, 2016
— Khans Army (@roshii_khan) March 22, 2016
And the peaceful people in that faith are grouped in .. Am sorry for them.. I know you are loving and peaceful #StopIslam is not the problem
— Sheri Lynn Pritchett (@PoemTrees) March 22, 2016
Take the #StopIslam hashtag, and jam it sideways up your stupid, reactionary arses.
— The Word Rabbit (@TheWordRabbit) March 22, 2016
Stop causing Moral Panic
Stop Confusing Terrorism and Religion
— Spooky Kayla? (@kaylapbaker) March 22, 2016
#stopislam more like get your islamophobic asses off the internet ffs
— زید رحمان⚽ (@zaidr7) March 22, 2016
— Nthawi Kent (@monsiuerkent) March 22, 2016
Why is #StopIslam trending? Either I have misjudged people and they are more ignorant and stupid than I thought, or I'm missing something.
— Sean Rhys-James (@Srj2809) March 22, 2016
— Common White Girl (@girlhoodposts) March 22, 2016
#stopislam? Wow.. If I do something wrong blame me, not my religion!
— Selma (@Selmaaaaas) March 22, 2016
#StopIslam … More like stop uneducated fools from having access to the Internet. Go and educate yourselves ?
— Star Fairy (@Irr3levantAF) March 22, 2016
— THat Part (@That_Guy83) March 22, 2016
Islam is just like any other religion. We seek for peace, just like you. ? Let's be fair. ? Stop #StopIslam.
— HEY AM ZAYMA (@imzayma) March 22, 2016
#StopIslam ?? Did anyone try stopping "peacemakers" such as Obama, Bush, Blair etc creating destruction in Muslim countries?
— Aleesha (@a_leesha1) March 22, 2016