Fake News: NO Sign Outside Michigan Mosque About "Advancement Of Islamic Agenda For America"

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  • by: Maarten Schenk
Fake News: NO Sign Outside Michigan Mosque About "Advancement Of Islamic Agenda For America"

Did a mosque in Dearborn, Michigan put out a sign titled "Advancement Of Islamic Agenda For America"? And below that, did it read:

Allah be praised

America we will kill you and nothing you can do to stop it

Allah be praised


No, that's not true: the image has been circulating on the internet for years but it was probably originally generated using an old "Church Sign Maker" website.

The image recently reappeared in a Facebook post (archived here) where it was accompanied by following caption:


The image itself carried the additional words:

This sign is in Dearborn, Michigan. And your worried about the confederate flag???? Wake up people before it's too late!!!!

Here is a bigger version of the image:


It is quite clear the sign was generated using the same base image that can be found on the (now defunct) Church Sign Maker website, a copy of which has been preserved in the Internet Archive:

Church Sign Maker - Make Your Sign

Note: these church signs aren't real, they don't exist in the real world. You'll be making a fake photo of a church sign. If you want to see real church signs, look in the church sign gallery. If you want to someone to make a real church sign for you, try Stewart Church Signs.

  Maarten Schenk

Maarten Schenk is the co-founder and COO/CTO of Lead Stories and an expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.

Read more about or contact Maarten Schenk

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