In a disturbing display of selective misogyny targeting Muslim women, photos of hundreds of them were uploaded by an unidentified group on an app using GitHub — by the name of ‘Sulli Deals’ — on Sunday, 4 July. Sulla or Sulli is a derogatory term used to refer to Muslims.
The app came to light when people started sharing their ‘deal of the day’ on Twitter, but it has since been removed by GitHub.
Why is the app problematic?
GitHub is essentially a hosting platform, with a repository of open source codes. The app ‘Sulli Deals’ was created and used on GitHub.
“Once opened, the app would ask the user to click on ‘Find your sulli deal of the day’. It would then randomly display a photo of a Muslim woman as your ‘sulli deal of the day’ — the photo most likely sourced from their social media account. I was shocked to see my face being right there, displayed as the deal of the day,” Hana Mohsin Khan, a pilot by profession, told The Quint.