DISINFO: Muslims were "celebrating" in the aftermath of the terrorist attack
  • Outlet: Twitter (archived)*
  • Date of publication: April 21, 2017
  • Reported in: Issue 67
  • Countries / regions discussed: France
Muslim/Islam Paris attacks Terrorism

DISINFO: Muslims were "celebrating" in the aftermath of the terrorist attack


Muslims were “celebrating” in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on the Champs-Elysees in Paris which left one person dead on the night of Thursday, 20th of April.


The video was posted by a leader of Britain First – a far-right British political organization. The footage is actually a group of Pakistanis in London – on the outskirts of Tooting Broadway, southwest of the British capital – celebrating a victory for Pakistan in a cricket match in 2009. The video was posted on YouTube on June 22, 2009. After being alerted by several Internet users, the tweet was deleted. Further debunking by CrossCheck.


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