Banners in the US “We are not Arabs to kill and remain silent”
Earlier this week, a photo of protesters in the United States went viral on social media, especially in Arab countries. The scary thing in the viral image is a banner on which one protester wrote, “We are not Arabs to kill us and we should remain silent.”
"We are not Arabs to kill us and be silent"
This is how the protesters raise their slogans
Arabs??????#Chicago#IndependenceMovements#ChicagoProtests#GeorgeFloydMurder #USAProtest #BLACK_LIVES_MATTER #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/PLpNYGeliF
— Sajid Khan Afridi ساجد خان آفریدی (@Afwqy) May 31, 2020
Many objected to the phrase, “We are not Arabs, kill us and keep quiet,” and said the protesters were racist against Arabs. See the tweet below.
— سليل بني قطب (@salilebnkotb) May 30, 2020
Real Facts of The Viral Image “We are not Arabs to Kill us and keep silent”
After searching the facts, the team discovered the authenticity of the viral image and found that the photo containing “We are not Arabs to kill and keep quiet” was fake. See the original image below.
Fact: The image is fake, edited with the help of one of the image editing Tool. And the real sign says (STOP KILLING US).
this photoshopped image (fake: left, real: right) is doing rounds on arab facebook and it’s incredibly sad seeing people go to extents to exploit a struggle and make it about themselves. this isn’t about us. we are not always victim. be quiet and hold space for those who need it. pic.twitter.com/zCFZbuFpO8
— Razan Saffour (@RazanSpeaks) May 31, 2020