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Trump Debate Comment Inspires #MuslimsReportStuff, And It's Very Funny

Donald Trump's response to a question about Islamophobia inspired #MuslimsReportStuff.
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Donald Trump's response to a question about Islamophobia inspired #MuslimsReportStuff.

At Sunday night's presidential debate, Donald Trump unwittingly launched a new meme. In the town hall setting, a Muslim woman asked the candidates about Islamophobia.

Trump's response: "We have to be sure that Muslims come in and report when they see something going on."

Many have taken up the challenge on Twitter, and #MuslimsReportStuff quickly went viral. Responses have ranged from sarcastic to serious to funny. One of the first and perhaps most widely shared Tweets came from Brooklyn College professor Moustafa Bayoumi:

There are many others. Some are self-reporting:

Some are being used to settle sibling rivalries:

Others are food-oriented:

Others are undefinable:

This one, though, is our favorite:

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NPR News' Brian Naylor is a correspondent on the Washington Desk. In this role, he covers politics and federal agencies.
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