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From #MuslimAmericanFaces To #TrumpFacts, Online Reaction To Trump

The British press reacted to comments by Republican Presidential candidate, Donald Trump, that the Metropolitan Police are scared to patrol certain Muslim areas of London. An online petition to ban Trump from entering Britain has garnered more than the 100,000 signatures required to force a House of Commons debate.  (Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)
The British press reacted to comments by Republican Presidential candidate, Donald Trump, that the Metropolitan Police are scared to patrol certain Muslim areas of London. An online petition to ban Trump from entering Britain has garnered more than the 100,000 signatures required to force a House of Commons debate. (Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)

Donald Trump’s call to stop Muslims from coming to the U.S. is prompting fierce backlash around the world and online. Hashtags and memes both criticizing and supporting the Republican presidential hopeful took off over the week.

Muslim-Americans posted photos of themselves in their daily lives under the hashtag #MuslimAmericanFaces.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg also declared his site a safe space for Muslims.

Hundreds of thousands of Britons sign a petition calling for Donald Trump to be banned from the UK, and Twitter users show just how radicalized London is with the hashtag #TrumpFacts.

Femi Oke, host of the “The Stream” on Al Jazeera English, joins Here & Now‘s Eric Westervelt to discuss what’s trending on social media this week.

— Raees Ul Haq (@RaeesUlHaq) December 9, 2015

Guest

  • Femi Oke, host of the “The Stream” on Al Jazeera English. She tweets @FemiOke.

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