The media uses the word firestorm in 3 ways:
1. Literal firestorm, e.g. “The river valley erupted in a firestorm this afternoon, destroying 300 acres of national forest in just 2 hours.”
2. Political trouble, e.g. “Senator Smith’s on-air comments sparked a firestorm of criticism”
3. When Muslim’s get offended. Which can happen on days that end with Y. And in the a.m. And in the p.m. Just about anywhere that comments or situations get taken out of content.
And the priceless quote of the day:

“Anyone who describes Islam as a religion as intolerant encourages violence,” [Pakistan’s] Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam said.