VIDEO: Muslims See A Christmas Tree Being Setup At A Mall, Then Start ATTACKING It!
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A video spread wide online, especially on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter claims to show a group of Muslims attacking a Christmas Tree in an American Shopping Mall and Tearing it down, allegedly in a protest against the Christian religion. The story with the video was reported by many online outlets, some versions saying the incident happened in Sweden, France or Europe. As detailed below, the controversial claims are just hoaxes.
Not Christmas Tree Attack
Our search reveals that the mall location seen in the video is not in America, Sweden or elsewhere, it is taken in the Mall of Arabia, Cairo, Egypt. More importantly, the footage does not show a group of Muslims (or Arabs) attacking or actually destroying a Christmas Tree, it is in fact a common post-holiday tradition called “Christmas tree plundering,” also known as “Dancing out Christmas” or “Throw out the Tree”. People strip the Christmas tree of its ornaments and hidden gifts, which are given to children, and the tree is later disposed of. The tradition that originated in Sweden and spread to other countries marks the end of the Christmas and holiday season. You can see in the video, the Christmas tree is actually set up such that people can climb up, and apart from some people wearing scarves on heads, you can also see some wearing Christmas hats.
Therefore, the video does not show Muslims attacking a Christmas Tree in America or elsewhere, nor it is an attack on Christmas religion; it is simply a common tradition called Christmas tree plundering that took place in a Cairo Mall, perhaps after the end of 2015 Christmas season.
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