Viral video of British Muslims celebrating Paris terror attacks proven fake

27th Nov 2015
Viral video of British Muslims celebrating Paris terror attacks proven fake

Nadine Osman

A video allegedly showing Muslims in London celebrating in the aftermath of the Paris terror attacks, which left 129 people dead, is fake.

The Facebook video titled Muslims around the world celebrate the Islamic victory in Paris France, shows a large group of Muslim men cheering and waving Pakistani flags outside Tooting Broadway station in London.

The voice of a news reader can be heard over the cheering, describing scenes of violence.

It has since been revealed the footage actually shows British Pakistanis celebrating a cricket victory during the 20/20 games in 2009.

The video, which appears to have originated from a personal Facebook account around November 14, was shared by a series of far-right blogs and websites, generating 458,000 views in a matter of hours.

It has since been removed from both Facebook and Youtube.

A further image, showing a Muslim man standing on a French flag with his fist raised in the air has also been circulated across social media over the last few days.

This has also been confirmed as fake, with a Google search revealing the image is two years old and bears no relation to the Paris attacks.

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