Video of Muslims Violence in Birmingham During Ramadan: Fact Check


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Muslims Violence in Birmingham During Ramadan

Story:

Muslims Violence in Birmingham During Ramadan!!!
They want to close the road to eat on the roads….

Other Versions

1. Motorists in Birmingham, England attacked by Muslim residents, after request to block busy street in honor of beginning of Ramadan fast is denied.

2. The Muslims demanded not to drive in the Ramadan Holiday in Birmingham England!

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3. (Hindi)
इस छुट्टियों में कश्मीर मत जाओ कश्मीर के युवक टूरिस्ट गाड़ियों पर पत्थर बरसाते हुए

Fact Check:

A video purports to show Muslims Violence in Birmingham During Ramadan, when they wanted to close the busy road, but their request is denied. The video spread on social media sites and WhatsApp shows a group of men blocking a road and attacking vehicles and motorists. The truth of the matter, however, is the video does not show any kind of Muslims violence in Birmingham during Ramadan.

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Football related Vandalism incident in Basel, Switzerland

Not Muslims Violence in Birmingham During Ramadan

Yes, the video in question actually shows a Football related Vandalism incident that occurred in Birsstrasse area of Basel City, Switzerland. It is not Muslim violence in Birmingham, UK during Ramadan. The incident happened on 19th of May 2018, late night after the Super League match between Basel and Luzern. A group of Zurich hooligans looked for a confrontation with Basler Ultras in the middle of a residential area in Basel. As shown in the video below, the Football vandalism started with confrontation of two groups – one in white and the other in black.

Several hooligans were injured in the incident, and they also attacked some uninvolved motorists. Local media in Switzerland reported the football vandalism incident and suggested the thugs from Zurich were also supported by some German people. The Canton Police in Basel came up with a large contingent and controlled the situation; also arresting few people. So, the various stories saying the video shows Muslims violence in Birmingham during Ramadan are hoaxes.

Image of Canton Police in Basel

Kashmiris Attacking Tourists?

The video also circulated in India with stories suggesting it shows Kashmiris attacking Tourists during Holiday season. It warned people not to go to Kashmir saying the youth is pelting stones at tourist guides. So again, that claim is a hoax as well.

Unfortunately, many online videos and pictures like these – are taken out of context – and used to spread religious hate among people. Everyone should understand and remember, no religion encourages crime and teaches to harm fellow human beings. Therefore, we request viewers to check the authenticity of such stories before believing and spreading them.

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax.


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Prashanth Damarla
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