The left practically canonized a Muslim hero, “Zouheir,” who saved thousands of lives by denying a suicide bomber entry to a packed stadium full of soccer fans, including French President François Hollande—but the story had one flaw: it’s made up.
Liberals, in their unending quest to maintain the narrative of the “good Muslim,” invented and then spread this fake story all over twitter.
This is so fucking important. It should be retweeted and shared 10000 times pic.twitter.com/HF5I5KnJHI
— Rebekka (@SimpIyboca) November 15, 2015
Oops. It seems the facts don’t support the narrative this time, even though the Wall Street Journal tried their best to make it fit.
Retweeted 18,363 times @SimpIyboca but seems hero Zouheir is witness not hero, @WSJ suggests https://t.co/Yd4vBuYD6N pic.twitter.com/Pn2hTSVaYQ — Jock Cheetham (@JockCheetham) November 16, 2015
tweet above has 37k RTs and is totally false #stopthememes
— Marisa Kabas (@MarisaKabas) November 16, 2015
The Weekly Standard reported Monday that the story of Zouheir has been thoroughly debunked.
“Naturally, that hasn’t stopped the Internet from making Zouheir into a hero, rather than a media source…” https://t.co/nfeT2f2TTs — The Weekly Standard (@weeklystandard) November 16, 2015
Even the Wall Street Journal had to admit their error. The irony in comparing Zouheir with “clock boy” Ahmed wasn’t lost on one Twitter user.
Correction: Security guard Zouheir was part of team on duty at Stadium but wasn’t present when bombers blocked https://t.co/IHN77FVeAt
— Julia Macfarlane (@juliamacfarlane) November 16, 2015
@juliamacfarlane sounds like Zouheir will #standwithahmed — ProLifeIN (@idideat4414505) November 18, 2015
The liberal BBC labeled Zouheir a “myth.”
The myth of Zouheir, a “hero Muslim security guard” in Paris https://t.co/OT16ODKlzP (via @BBCTrending) pic.twitter.com/8Twt785ytG
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) November 17, 2015
And hoax-debunker site Snopes.com, as liberal as they come, called the story “mostly false.”
Social media rumors about a Muslim security guard named #Zouheir are mostly false: https://t.co/aCBcESStbd pic.twitter.com/xRpdvHo4QD — snopes.com (@snopes) November 16, 2015
When even liberals are forced to admit that they fabricated and promoted a story that’s patently false, it exposes their strategy: repeat a lie enough times, and people will believe it as truth.
@tweetsbi @SimpIyboca Twitter is great for spreading falsehood, eh? 😛
— Billy O’Neal (@MalwareMinigun) November 16, 2015
@GeonnCannon @SimpIyboca @FemmesinFridges But it’s not even true aha. Just a load of sheep seeing something and spreading it as usual. — Matt (@Mutleyyy94) November 16, 2015
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