Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Video claimed to be of man who “hates Islam” vandalizing UK mosque is actually of man vandalizing a shop in Poland

“Islamophobic hate crimes” are in reality so thin on the ground that those who profit from claiming that Muslims are the targets of widespread discrimination and harassment in the West have to invent them.
“Old Video Revived As Man Who ‘Hates Islam’ Vandalising A Mosque In England,” AFP, February 22, 2020 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
A video of a man breaking windows has been viewed tens of thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook alongside a claim it shows a man who smashed a mosque’s windows in England because he “hates Islam”.
The claim is false; the video has circulated in reports about a man who broke a shop’s windows in Poland in September 2017.
The 45-second video was published here on Facebook on February 14, 2019. It has been viewed more than 84,000 times and shared more than 1,700 times.
The post’s Indonesian-language caption translates to English as: “A Man In England Who Hates Islam Broke Mosque Windows, But Allah Directly Punished Him. Watch The Video Until the End.”
The Indonesian-language text superimposed in the video is the same as the caption….
The same video has been shared on Facebook since 2017 herehere and here, where it has been viewed more than 40,000 times.
The claim is false; the video has previously circulated in reports about a man who broke windows of a shop in Lubliniec, Poland, in September 2017.
A Google reverse image followed by a keyword search found this 52-second high-definition video published on YouTube on September 23, 2017, by video agency ViralHog. The title reads: “After Multiple Incidents Vandal Receives Karmic Retribution || ViralHog”. The video’s caption reads: “Occurred on September 21, 2017 / Lubliniec, Slask, Poland. “…

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