On November 27, 2013, the Rochester [MN] Tea Party Patriots used its Facebook page to share Judge Finds German Woman Guilty of Raping Eight Pakistani Muslim Men, an April 22, 2013 article from the Diversity Chronicle, along with a long headnote.
Or The Blaze's explanation of an earlier conservative Facebook sensation from Diversity Chronicle: it's a satire site.
Nope, the Rochester Tea Party Patriots jumpy on the truthiness of the months-old piece since they seem to be of the School of "Anything Scary About Muslims Must Be True," especially if it's illustrated by a stock photo of angry Muslim-looking dudes.
Hoax-Slayer drily notes of the accompanying photo:
. . . The message includes a picture apparently meant to depict a group of angry Muslim men. . . .The picture used in the article has been published on many other sites in many different contexts.
THIS IS MAKING IT'S [sic] WAY TO AMERICA. BE ON THE LOOKOUT!
The Judge in Maria Heidelsohn’s case the Honourable Muhammed Akbar Khan himself a German of Pakistani Muslim ancestry announced in his decision “I have generously given Maria Heidelsohn four days for any eligible adult male Muslim witnesses to step forward in her case yet none have done so. It is indisputable that Maria Heidelsohn was wearing a revealing bathing suit, in fact a bikini at the time, she therefore encouraged and invited sexual advances from all men within sight of her. It is very clear that she was attempting wrongly and as the harlot to engage in the seduction game. In fact it is she who is the rapist in this case seducing men who were unable to withstand the lure of her indecency, corrupting good and devout Muslim men luring them into the sin of fornication through her gaze and uncovered state.” The eight men of Pakistani origin range in age from 18-35 and were released by authorities immediately after the ruling
April 21, 2013 In the City of Wassenberg in Western Germany a woman has been found guilty of seducing and raping eight men in the first case of its kind
Be afraid. Be very afraid. It's always scary to see how people react to the Real Fake News.
Illustrations: Screenshot of the RTTP Facebook page post (above); Stock photo of angry brown dudes is all it takes to get Rochester tea party social media mavens fretting about the creep of sharia law from the pages of Diversity Chronicle to America (below).
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