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Muslims Take To Twitter To Report Stuff, Just Like Trump Asked

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

During Sunday's presidential debate, a Muslim voter asked what Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump would do about discrimination against Muslims. Mr. Trump replied by saying what he expected Muslims to do about terrorism.

(SOUNDBITE OF PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE)

DONALD TRUMP: We have to be sure that Muslims come in and report when they see something going on. When they see hatred going on, they have to report it.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And so Muslims took to Twitter to do just that, under the hashtag #MuslimsReportStuff. According to Twitter, the most popular tweet of the debate night came from Moustafa Bayoumi, a professor at Brooklyn College in New York. This is what he wrote.

MOUSTAFA BAYOUMI: I'm a Muslim, and I would like to report a crazy man threatening a woman on a stage in Missouri.

INSKEEP: Ouch. Mr. Bayoumi said he could not ignore Trump's body language during the debate, entirely aside from Trump's words.

BAYOUMI: It's as if every Muslim in the United States has some kind of secret knowledge about some sort of impending violence that's about to happen, which is, of course, ludicrous.

MONTAGNE: Not all the tweets under the hashtag #MuslimsReportStuff were political in nature. One person reported, quote, "my brother leaves his wet towel on the floor every day; FBI, please deal with this," unquote. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.