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No, Italians did not take to the streets to ask for Allah's help against COVID-19

by Maxime Dubé - June 18, 2020  61 Views
No, Italians did not take to the streets to ask for Allah's help against COVID-19

In April 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy, a video circulated on social networks that claimed Italians had asked for Allah's help by singing the Shahadah in the streets to save Italians from disease. This claim is inaccurate and misleading.

In this video, which first appeared on Twitter on April 7, 2020, it is implied that Italians demonstrated against COVID-19 by asking for Allah's help. In the tweet in question, it is written at the top of the video that Italy sang the takbir. "Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar Yaa Allah, please help us... "...at a time when the country's hospitals were overwhelmed by the disease.

A demonstration in Hamburg, Germany

In fact, this video was shot on January 11, 2020 in Hamburg, Germany during a demonstration against abuses against the Uyghurs in China, as its title "Uyghur demonstration in Hamburg" indicates. The demonstration was organized by Generation Islam in response to the New York Times' unveiling of secret Chinese government documents...

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