On Wednesday, US President Donald Trump's first-ever Presidential Alert was sent out to the public.
Phone owners received the message titled "Presidential Alert" accompanied with a message which read:
"THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed."
The alert allows the White House to inform residents of the country of public emergencies including terrorist attacks or invasions.
The hashtag #PresidentialAlert soon became a trending topic on Twitter minutes after the message was sent.
Muslims felt excluded from the alert ... on purpose
The texts are sent to anyone with a "Wireless Emergency Alerts-compatible device."
However, it seems as though a number of users from across the country "did not receive the notification until they had rebooted their smartphones," according to The Washington Post.
But, Muslims felt as though they were intentionally excluded from the alert system. This is probably due to the fact that Trump has repeatedly shared his anti-Islam views with the world.
"Is it a Muslim thing?"
"I'm pretty sure it's because I'm Muslim"
"More proof Donald Trump hates Muslims"
Perks of being Muslim?
Arabs pitched their own concerns, too
"Does this mean I'm on some kind of Arab watch list?"
Some Muslims shared their own version of an ALERT
Creativity at its finest
Can you blame them? The number of anti-Muslim hate groups has more than tripled in the U.S.
In 2017, a study revealed that 2016 was a "banner year for hate," and a lot of that hate was targeted towards Muslims.
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, 2016 saw the highest number of anti-Muslim hate groups and the greatest surge in the number of such groups since the center began documenting them in 2010.
That's not all.
Anti-Muslim hate groups increased by 197 percent over the course of one year. There were 34 anti-Muslim hate groups in the U.S. in 2015. That number tripled to a whopping 101 groups in 2016, a surge of 197 percent – the greatest increase among all hate groups.