It's a sadly predictable sequence - first deluded maniacs kill people in the name of their own perverted interpretation of Islam.
And then, within seconds of Wednesday's shooting tragedy in Paris, every paranoid and ill-informed person is tarring over a billion people with the same brush.
Like these people...
I hope France wakes up to how evil Islam is! #CharlieHebdo— FaithFreedomForever (@JeffCallahan75) January 7, 2015
Islam is an evil death cult. Islam is a plague. Most Muslims exalt in death. Almost all Muslims revel killing of non-Muslims. Islam must die— Ban Qur'an (@banquran1) January 7, 2015
Islam is nothing but a "religion" of pure evil, with followers who are essentially rabid animals that need to be put down.January 7, 2015
Thankfully most people are capable of of framing the truly tragic events in context.
If you're still stuck, here's a pie chart of sorts...
— free pali ❤️ (@yomo710) January 7, 2015
And here's an explainer to go with it...
Brown skinned gunman = every Muslim is to blame
White gunman = lone wolf psychopathJanuary 7, 2015
Soon the hashtag #BlameTheMuslimGame was trending and Twitter reveled in mocking those only capable of a disturbing Machiavellian view of the world.
Find yourself suddenly a critic of 'religion' or an 'animal rights advocate' only about halal meat? #BlameTheMuslimGame might be for you— Maria Canny Jennet (@YouMustBeAnna) January 7, 2015
Here's a little reminder of how much you owe to Islam...
The advances of Science, maths, astronomy, Antonymy, architecture, literature, poetry, the discovery of coffee etcJanuary 7, 2015
Competition was tough.
invaded a country but didnt get enough oilJanuary 7, 2015
Inevitably it all got a bit silly, but still in good faith...
Someone gets taken again in Taken 3 #BlameTheMuslimGame— Amna... (@xoAminaMuslimah) January 7, 2015
- Charlie Hebdo Attackers Identified By French Police
- Trafalgar Square Vigil Held
- FT Journalist Waves The White Flag
- World Leaders React To Paris Massacre
Do you believe that Halal meat tastes different just because some islamic prayers have been said near it?? #BlameTheMuslimGame— Maria Canny Jennet (@YouMustBeAnna) January 7, 2015
Eastenders producers still won't tell you who killed Lucy?January 7, 2015
Muslim shark attacks Aussie surfers #BlameTheMuslimGame— Hanson (@MixedNativeH) January 7, 2015
The piece of toast that I just dropped landed butter-side down. :( #BlameTheMuslimGame— Christopher Honeyman (@Copnorcopia) January 7, 2015
J. Coles new album not selling enough? #BlameTheMuslimGame— Ruba Raad (@Raad_97) January 7, 2015
Ain't even got 50 followers #BlameTheMuslimGame— Shambles B (@rumie_shambles) January 7, 2015
And then this guy got it all totally wrong...
The usual crowd of A-level students, leftists and spastics have formulated the following nonsense tag #BlameTheMuslimGame = disrespectful— Nationalist UK (@Nationalist_UK) January 7, 2015
There's always one.
Some people were even worse. For a time #killallmuslims even trended.
#KillAllMuslims is the most disgusting hashtag I've ever seen. This is just sad & disappointing to what humanity has become.— Arsenal News (@__arsenal_news_) January 7, 2015
People have no heart who really want to #KillAllMuslims ...can't judge a whole religion on something someone does— Adam Saleh (@omgAdamSaleh) January 7, 2015
So #KillAllMuslims is trending.....sigh— Yousef Munayyer (@YousefMunayyer) January 7, 2015