Proud Bigots Tweet #FightForWesternCivilization After Nice Attack

Twitter is ripe with extremists, and in the aftermath of the Nice attack, rampant xenophobes are tweeting the ridiculous hashtag #FightForWesternCivilization.

In the fragile moments after a French-Tunisian man attacked a Bastille Day crowd in Nice, bigots on Twitter have joined forces with the hashtag #FightForWesternCivilization.

In an absurd proclamation that Muslims are taking over the West, the hashtag marks a rapid descent down a trail of Islamophobic vitriol.

#FightForWesternCivilization tweets conclude that that Muslims aren’t part of “Western Civilization” and there are no moderate Muslims. Moreover, the hashtag assumes the Nice lone wolf attacker was motivated by radical Islam or ISIS, which investigators haven’t declared yet. Its bigoted reasoning is that Muslims are inherently incapable of being both Muslim and Western.

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Rather than offer collective support to the victims and their families, the hashtag seeks to isolate and unfairly put the blame on the Muslim community. 

Banner/thumbnail credit: Reuters, Eric Gaillard

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