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Earthquake destroys cinema, miracle?


For the last few days the following image has been circulating purporting to be of a cinema in America destroyed by an earthquake moments before it was due to show the controversial and hateful film “Innocence of Muslims”.



This is a hoax. It is easy to verify. Google has a reverse image search facility  which will show you visually similar images. Searching for this image yields these results. It soon becomes clear that the claim of the caption is NOT TRUE.The image is from the earthquake in Chile in 2010!

The first thing that should alert you is that the building does not look like a cinema!

Anyway, I am not sure who created this, I would find it hard to believe that any Muslim would spread a lie and falsehood like this unless the person is seriously stupid. So my thoughts are that some non-Muslim has instigated this to show how gullible and stupid Muslims can be. My advice, please inform people of this hoax, clearly designed to make Muslims look idiotic. Don’t be idiotic!


Dumb “Islamic” Riddle

You must have come across this riddle as it usually does the rounds like all the other “Islamic” junk mail and junk SMS messages…

What is brighter than day darker than night, haram if eaten, halal if drunk, man uses thrice in a day, woman uses once in life, it is mentioned 5 times in Quran and starts with meem having 5 letters?

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Are Lidl and Aldi donating to Israel?

Chain emails and SMSs have been circulating calling for a boycott of Lidl and Aldi supermarkets claiming that:

“Lidl and Aldi supermarkets declared publicly on TV from their HQ’s in Germany that they will donate all their takings/ revenue to Israel during this war on Gaza.”

This is not true, Aldi and Lidl have both put statements out saying that they do not fund Israel

On their Digital Press Centre Aldi have said:

Following the communication of unfounded rumours, Aldi confirms that it does not provide Israel with any source of financial funding or support the Israel ? Gaza conflict. Aldi has never declared that it will donate store revenue to Israel during the conflict and any such claims are completely untrue. One of Aldi?s core principles is to remain independent of any political views and situations.

Lidl also have a statement on their German website (translated using Yahoo’s Babelfish translator):

Rumor ?donations for Israel?

Up-to-date a rumor circulates in various Internet forums the fact that among other things Lidl the European-wide incomes of Friday, which 09.01.2009 and Saturday, which, at Israel wants to donate 10.01.2009.

Lidl disclaims this rumor:
The rumor circulating in the Internet lacks any basis.

Now, the question has to arise why would someone start this rumour in the first place? Then the question arises (and I have asked this question before) why do Muslims insist on circulating information that they have not verified?

People should expend their energies in boycotting Israeli goods and asking their super markets to, at the very least, not stock Israeli goods from stolen/occupied Palestinian land.