A Story About A Muslim HERO At The Paris Attacks WENT VIRAL… But It NEVER Happened!!
There would have been nothing so pleasing for some to have used against critics of Islam than a story that went viral about a Muslim guard who heroically saved many during the Paris attacks.
Except for one tiny little detail: it never happened.
Here’s an example of one of the phony memes that went out about Zouheir:
Except Zouheir didn’t stop anyone, he wasn’t even at the place where he could have done the heroic act, and only heard about the attack later.
More from the BBC:
Those facts did not, however, stop Zouheir from being hailed as a hero – and sometimes specifically as a Muslim hero – on social networks and on news sites including the Mirror, the Huffington Post and others. In a headline posted on Mail Online, Piers Morgan hailed a “brave Muslim named Zouheir”, but that storywas later edited.
“Zouheir” has been mentioned more than 8,000 times on Twitter, with all of the most popular tweets in reference to the Paris story. Several users claimed that there was some sort of cover-up happening around the story, or that it was being suppressed due to supposed anti-Muslim media bias. Others shared it to highlight what they thought was an “important” story and a “ray of hope” in a grim situation.
Hundreds of posts were also shared on Facebook and Instagram…
Geez it sounds like the guy actually lied about the story, and they’re not even sure he’s actually Muslim. But that doesn’t let the internet spreading a lie that satisfies its political agenda…