Attack on Kuwaiti National Assembly Speaker, Video: Fact Check


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Attack on Kuwaiti National Assembly Speaker, Video

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An Attack on the Speaker of the Kuwaiti National Assembly, Marzouq Al-Ghanim..Shocking Video!

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(Urdu)

#مرزوق_الغانم اعتداء على رئيس مجلس الامه الكويتي مرزوق الغانم

Fact Check:

A ‘shocking’ video is doing rounds on social media purporting to show an Attack on the Speaker of the Kuwaiti National Assembly, Marzouq Al-Ghanim. The one-minute video appears to show an Arabic man coming in Army convoy and meeting another person before the attack, gunfire and rescue. Although it looks so, the video is not a real attack on Kuwaiti Speaker or any other person.

On 11th December 2019, there was an attempted assault on Kuwaiti National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim. The incident took place after he paid respects to the deaths of a number of Kuwaiti families at Al-Sulaibikhat Cemetery. According to reports, a citizen named Nayef Al-Marzouq tried to assault Kuwaiti Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim after exchanging insults at the Cemetery. To clarify the incident and avoid confusion, Marzouq Al-Ghanim explained it on his Twitter account. He also mentioned some old video clips are circulating on social media in this regard and they are not related to the incident.

Not the Video of Attack on Kuwaiti Speaker

The aforementioned attempted attack on Kuwaiti Speaker was in fact a personal incident, not very serious. It did not cause any kind of physical harm to him. The video in question is completely unrelated and comes from a different context altogether. In the video, you can see coldness of the audience around the scene. There’s no reaction to the alleged attack and gunfire, and some viewers are in fact shooting the scene on mobile. It is not a real attack – the video in fact shows a military parade showing how to protect important personalities. Alhadath News also reported about the video and showed the military drill parade of Kuwaiti Emiri Guard Authority from different angle.

So, the video does not show an attack on the Speaker of the Kuwaiti National Assembly, Marzouq Al-Ghanim. The video is rather part of Gulf Defense and Aviation Exhibition held in Kuwait from 10th to 12th December 2019.

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax.


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