Pictures of Muslim Protests in London-Truth!
Pictures of Muslim Protests in London-Truth!Summary of eRumor: Muslims around the world are posting photos and videos of themselves burning the ISIS flag to protest the terrorist organization in a campaign that imitates the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The Truth: This eRumor is true, and photos and videos of the flag burning can be found on Twitter by searching #BurnISISFlagChallenge. Three Lebanese teenagers started the viral campaign in Lebanon in August 2014, and it quickly spread throughout the Arab world. By early September, the movement spread to London and parts of Australia. Backlash against the campaign came almost as quickly as it spread. Within days of the Lebanese teenagers posting the first videos online, a Lebonese justice minister called for the “sternest punishments” for those who burned the militant group’s flag, the Washington Post reports. Posted 09/26/14
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
Is ‘Burn ISIS Flag Challenge’ the new Ice Bucket?
In the latest variation of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Lebanese social media users have launched a campaign in which they burn the banner affiliated with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
The #BurnISISFlagChallenge took off following reports of the beheading of a Lebanese army by the militant group, which now controls large swathes of territory across northern Iraq and Syria.