A Look at Some Widely-Spread Falsehoods About Muslims

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Anti-Muslim fervor has been bubbling for years in the United States and Europe, periodically stoked by elected officials and media outlets. Most of these tropes — usually involving the “outraged Muslims demand special treatment” trope — are either partially or wholly false; but they are repeated ad infinitum anyway. Here are some of our top stories:

Mislabeled footage of an aggressive “Muslim migrant” shared by President Donald Trump is just one more hoax in a long line of fabricated anti-Islam stories.

Anti-Muslim fervor has been bubbling for years in the United States and Europe, periodically stoked by elected officials and media outlets. Most of these tropes — usually involving the “outraged Muslims demand special treatment” trope — are either partially or wholly false; but they are repeated ad infinitum anyway.

Here are some of our top stories:


1. A video of a teenager beating up a person on crutches was shared by President Donald Trump along with the claim that the antagonist is a “Muslim migrant.”

CLAIM 

A “Muslim migrant” beats up a boy on crutches in a video posted to a site in the Netherlands.

STATUS: FAKE CLAIM DEBUNKED