Pathetic. Muslim Activist Publishes Video Of “Fake Hate” Incident – Media Runs With It Anyway
A Muslim activist named Adam Saleh posted a video to his YouTube account that alleges to show a NYPD officer harass two Muslim men based solely on the way they were dressed.
The only problem is that the video looks like a poorly made fake! Watch and decide for yourself:
Writer John Cardillo is calling Saleh out on Twitter:
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) October 21, 2014
So far Saleh is remaining silent on the charges that the video is a fraud and that the “NYPD cop” is actually an actor. That hasn’t stopped some media outlets from running the story as though it were fact.
From the Mirror:
Adam runs a YouTube account called TrueStoryASA with his friend Sheikh Akbar where the two young men make funny and prank videos.
However, they decided to make a new video for their 650,000 subscribers after becoming frustrated at police following them when they are dressed in traditional Muslim attire.
In the three minute video, branded “messed up and cruel” by online fans of the pair, the two young men are first seen wearing western clothing and having an argument in American accents.
A police officer stands close by and appears to watch as the two play out a row that, at one point, gets physical.
Despite Adam ‘threatening’ and pushing Sheikh, the officer does nothing.
Just 20 minutes later, the two young men have changed into traditional Muslim dress and are walking past the officer again.
They again pretend to have an argument but the officer, who appears to have no clue it is the same men as earlier, instantly steps in and demands to know what is going on.
The officer, whose face is blurred throughout, asks the men what is going on, but when he is told it’s nothing, asks sternly: “What’s all the arguing about, why are you dressed like this?”
Adam and Sheikh attempt to tell the officer there is nothing going on and walk off, before the cop demands they not walk away and pushes them up against the wall.
He is then seen frisking Adam, asking: “What is this? Is it a gun? Is it a knife?”. It was a mobile phone.
Sheikh is then pushed up against the wall and searched before Adam takes off his headdress and tells the officer: “I’m the same guy as before. I came 20 minutes earlier, we hit each other and you did nothing.”
All the Mirror would’ve needed to do is speak to ONE NYPD cop to learn why this video is so suspicious:
We tried reaching out to Saleh through his twitter account but he failed to respond to the charges against him.
— Progressives Today (@ProgsToday) October 21, 2014