Obama Asks Americans to Cancel 9/11 Tributes that would Offend Muslims-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
Claims that President Obama has asked Americans to not hold 9/11 tributes to avoid offending Muslim protesters have gone viral.
False claims about Obama canceling 9/11 tributes came from a fake news website.
The story appeared at Departed under the headline “Obama Asks Americans Not to Hold 9/11 Victim Tribute Because Muslim Protestors Being ‘Offended’” that was quickly shared more than 18,000 times on social media.
There’s no truth to these reports, and Obama has participated in 9/11 memorial ceremonies and victim tributes every year to mark the anniversary. Click here to review the remarks Obama delivered at the Pentagon to mark the anniversary of 9/11 in 2015.