JAFFA, Israel – Some Arab social media users were rejoicing over clashes between police and protesters that swept Charlotte, North Carolina, following the killing of a local black man by police.
Abdullah Alanzi posted a video of policemen beating up a protester and wrote: “America interferes with other countries’ affairs under the guise of human rights, while oppressing its own people.”
— عبدالله الطويلعي (@abdullah113438) September 22, 2016
Another tweeted: “Allah, please give them a taste of the evil they plan for Muslims.”
اللهم اذقهم بما يخطط المسلمين من شر
— شيخ العرب (@ezzatzezo2828) September 22, 2016
“Obama deserves this for his foreign policy and his overt hostility towards Muslims,” Adel Almidleg wrote. “He will end up in the dustbin of history as a man who destroyed his people and sowed divisions in them.”
@tmam91 سياسات اوباما في العالم وعدائه الواضح للمسلمين يستاهل سيذهب الى مزبلة التاريخ دمر شعبه وزرع فيهم التفرقه
— عادل المدلج (@ADELALMDLG) September 22, 2016
“Allah, turn them against each other so that they’d leave the Muslims alone!” Abdelkarim Aliarallah wrote.
اللهم اجعل بأسهم بينهم وأشغلهم بأنفسهم عن المسلمين
— عبدالكريم الجارالله (@aburayan25) September 22, 2016
Abu Anas went down the same route: “God gave them a sip from the same glass they served the Muslims. Amen.”
اللهم اذقهم من الكأس التي أذاقوها المسلمين .. آمين
— أبو أنس (@hamdanassr) September 22, 2016
“Solidarity with our commarades [sic] in Charlotte, North Carolina, who have faced up to the forces of American evil since yesterday,” Bluesman wrote.
كل التضامن مع الرفاق السود في تشارلوت بولاية نورث كارولاينا، الذين يواجهون منذ امس في الشوارع قوى المخزن الامريكي
— Bluesman بلوزمان (@feryate) September 22, 2016
“Where is Mr. Obama who only two days ago said that a black person voting for Trump is not normal???!!!” Hamdy Hafez tweeted.
فبن اوباما أفندي مش من يومين كان بيقول الهينتخب ترامب من السود لايجود؟؟؟؟!!!!
— hamdy hafez (@hamdyhafez1) September 21, 2016
“America is on the brink of collapse,” Albrens Adel tweeted. “All the signs are pointing in this direction, it is just the beginning.”
امريكا في مرحله ماقبل الانهيار والسقوط والبشاير بدات ولن تقف
— Albrens Adel (@AlbrensAdel4) September 21, 2016
Commenters on the Facebook page of BBC Arabic lashed out at what they called “American hypocrisy.”
“If your house is made of glass, don’t throw stones at others,” Abdelrazaq wrote. “America, stop talking about human rights.”
Ali Alaloo wrote: “Inshallah it will turn into a war over there.”
“Allah, please destroy America as soon as you can,” Walid Sourya wrote.
Ahmad Alahwal wrote with sarcasm: “We care for the state of Black Americans and call on Obama to launch an independent inquiry and safeguard human rights.”
Nabil Nabil continued with the same token: “We call on Obama to show restraint.”