Disinfo: A flash mob in Europe entitled “Forgive me” involved rape victims of immigrants apologizing to their rapists

Summary

The level of tolerance in Europe exceeds all the records. Victims of violence in the EU have launched a flash mob with the help of which they are trying to apologize to the immigrants who have dishonoured them. According to the organizers’ idea, women should place a photo on a page in one of the social networks holding a poster with the name of their rapists on it and a letter of apology. The aim of the flash mob is the European women’s repentance for their immoral behaviour and clothing that have forced immigrants to resort to sexual violence against women.

Disproof

According to SUT.am, the photo presented as proof of the flash mob in the outlets was a photograph showing a girl with a poster saying “Forgive me, Mustafa”. Actually, the photo shown has been edited and modified. The original photo was taken in October 2014, and the girl in the picture is not a victim of abuse by immigrants, but a participant of the “ЗігрійГероя” (“Warm the Hero”) campaign in Ukraine. And the poster contains the “It is cold, think about those who sleep in the trench” note in Ukrainian, and not “Forgive me, Mustafa,” as the Russian media claims. Further debunking by SUT.am sut.am/en/archives/2496, .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 98
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 03/02/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Keywords: Western values, Muslim/Islam, Migration crisis, Europe
  • Outlet: Noviye Izvestia, 360-Degree TV Channel
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