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Mia Khalifa Death Threats


Added by Don • Updated 3 months ago by Matt
Added by Don • Updated 3 months ago by Matt

Mia Khalifa Death Threats
Category: Event Status: Confirmed Year: 2015 Origin: Twitter Region:
Type:
Tags: twitter, islam, threats,
Mia Khalifa Death Threats
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Category: Event Status: Confirmed Year: 2015 Origin: Twitter Region:
Type:
Tags: twitter, islam, threats,

Overview

Mia Khalifa Death Threats is the ongoing feud between conservative Muslims on Twitter and Lebanese-American adult film actress Mia Khalifa, who became a target of slut-shaming harassments and death threats for performing sex acts while wearing the hijab, a traditional covering worn by Muslim women, in early January 2015.

Background

On November 27th, 2014, an animated GIF of a scene from one of Khalifa's adult films was submitted to the /r/NSFW_GIF[2] subreddit, where it gained over 2,100 votes (90% upvoted) in the first two months. On December 28th, Khalifa became the most popular adult film star on PornHub.[1]


or Pornhub Katie Follow hub@Pomhub Congrats @MiaKhalifa currently the #1 crown from Lisa Ann 》 》 nstar on Pornhub ta RETWEETS FAVORITES ? 193 379 12:05 AM - 28 Dec 2014

On January 3rd, 2015, the Lebanese news site Lebanese Examiner[10] reported that Beirut-based newspapers had written articles criticizing Khalifa for wearing a hijab during sex scenes, leading Khalifa to tweet[4] "Doesn't the Middle East have more important things to worry about?" (shown below). In one week, the tweet garnered more than 1,200 retweets and 1,000 favorites.


Mia Khalifa @miakhalifa Follow Doesn't the Middle East have more important things to worry about besides me? How about finding a ppre»sickoni? Or contaiing ISIS? 10:05 AM-3 Jan 2015 1,265 RETWEETS 1,038 FAVORITES

Notable Developments

Threatening Tweets

Also on January 3rd, Khalifa responded to a tweet informing her that she will "be the first person in hellfire" by joking that she wanted to "get a little tan recently" (shown below).[12]


Muhammad Khalaf @Muhammaad 11 @miakhalifa You do realize that you'll be the first person in Hellfire righi? 03 Jan Mia Khalifa 卯『ni khalifa Follow "@Muhammaad11: @miakhalifa You do realize that you'll be the first person in Hellfire right?" I've been meaning to get a little tan recently 1:02 AM-3 Jan 2015 156 RETWEETS 224 FAVORITES

On the following day, Khalifa responded to a tweet written by Twitter user @abdallahbakrr threatening that her "head will be cut soon" with "long as it's not my tits" (shown below).[13]


Mia Khalifa @miakhalifa Follow @abdallahbakrr:@miakhalifa ur head will be cut soon inshalliah" lorng as it's no y t---. They wr cxnsi. 10:27 PM-4 Jan 2015 278 RETWEETS 368 FAVORITES

On January 5th, Twitter user Hussein Annan[3] posted a photoshopped screenshot of an Islamic State decapitation video with Khalifa's face superimposed over that of deceased journalist Steven Sotloff (shown below).


Hussein Annan Follow @UsainAnnan @miakhalifa coming soon 4:27 PM-5 Jan 2015 29 RETWEETS 30 FAVORITES

Timeflies Tribute Song

On January 6th, 2015, the electro-pop duo Timeflies released a song titled "Mia Khalifa" in support of Khalifa (shown below).



News Media Coverage

The news of the death threats against the actress, which coincided with the religiously-motivated terrorist attack carried out by armed Jihadists at the headquarters of French satirical news magazine Charlie Hebdo that same week, was instantly picked by dozens of English and French-language news media outlets and blogs, including The Daily What,[8] MTV,[5] CNN,[6] The Independent[7] and The Washington Post.[9] That same day, Newsweek[11] published an interview with Khalifa in which she discussed the backlash she faces in her home country and revealed that her family was no longer speaking to her.

Search Interest

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