Fake News: Muslims Did NOT Rally In New York City Demanding Their Sharia Rights!

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  • by: Alan Duke
Fake News: Muslims Did NOT Rally In New York City Demanding Their Sharia Rights!

Did muslims rally in New York City demanding their sharia rights? No, that's not true: A video posted on a pro-Trump facebook group page purporting to show a March 24, 2019 demonstration demanding "sharia rights" was actually an anti-hate march organized by several Islamic groups to denounce white supremacy after the New Zealand terror attacks. There was no demand for sharia law to be adopted in New York.

The video was in a post (archived here) published on March 27, 2019 under the title "Muslim Rally in New York City demanding their Sharia Rights!"

Marchers can be heard chanting "Hey, hey, ho, ho... white supremacy has got to go!" and "We want justice!" They are carrying signs with messages including:"We all bleed the same color." There is no mention about sharia law in the chants or on the signs.

Aoife Gallagher, a News Intelligence Journalist with Storyful, researched the event and tweeted about it. "THAT'S NOT TRUE," she concluded. What is true, she said, is the march was called "United Against Islamaphobia." The only thing true in the post is that the video was recorded on March 24, 2019.

  Alan Duke

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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