We decided to do some additional searching through some of the 19 pictures spewed throughout the email to determine where they might have actually come from. As we predicted, most of the 19 pictures have little or nothing to do with Paris, France or even refugees for that matter.
The first is a picture of three soldiers standing guard with the statement:
“At the Louvre, which is always full of onlookers and tourists, is now deserted, but around armed to the teeth with patrols. These people look at you with suspicion and do not remove their finger from the trigger. And this is not ordinary police, but real soldiers in full dress! As it turned out, in Paris for almost a year living in a state of emergency .. “
The photo below originated from a 2015 news article labeled “soldiers on patrol after attack”
Oddly enough, the picture looks very similar to this one taken around the same time (2015) after the Paris Attacks at New Era Field. SCARY!!!
The next picture is of these “scary women” wearing Niqāb’s:
Which is actually a doctored picture from a 2011 Yahoo news article about a potential ban on full body veils in Austria.
The other picture of trash was also used in this Ukranian newspaper article from 2017:
The next series of pictures is a collage of black people doing non-threatening things, like sleeping in tents and standing in lines.
Most of which first appeared on islamophobic white nationalists Twitter feeds in 2018:
UPDATE: Upon closer inspection of some of the pictures below, we found two of the pictures actually originated from a Russian Propaganda website as far back as 2017.
Europe. Paris. 2018.
We are being replaced.
Our leaders betray us with open borders and more islam, multiculturalism and jihad.
— Geert Wilders (@geertwilderspvv) October 21, 2018
these were accompanied with the statement that:
“It was a terrifying experience. I can imagine what’s going on in Marseille and Calais where migrants already de facto set their own rules. In France, a civil war is brewing, that’s what I say. Therefore, I recommend not to go there – Farewell, beloved France! God forbid that we had something like this in the Czech Republic!
The last part of the email labeled ‘more of Paris’ aren’t actually photos from Paris at all. In fact, one of a man urinating on a subway train was actually taken in the United States on a New York City subway car.
It was also used by Nationalists in Italy to politically attack Matteo Renzi, who served as Prime Minister of Italy in 2014:
The second picture of a black man making a mess of some McDonalds on a train appears to have also originated in Italy.
Lesson learned: If you’re going to waste your days spreading hate, fear, Islamophobia, and xenophobia, at least make sure what you send to thousands of people via email is actually real. Otherwise, you’re just another ill-informed, racist asshole like Carl Paladino.
The Minnesota Supreme Court has scheduled a hearing to determine if the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution can be used to keep Donald Trump off of the 2024 presidential ballot.
Earlier this month, a coalition led by Free Speech For the People sued to prevent Trump's name from appearing on the ballot because of a Civil War-era constitutional amendment that said insurrectionists could not serve in office.
The state's high court said this week there would be a Nov. 30 hearing on the case.
The group argues that Trump participated in an insurrection by inciting a riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
In setting the hearing date, the state Supreme Court allowed the state Republican party to respond to the lawsuit. The Trump campaign and Secretary of State Steve Simon are also expected to respond, according to the Star Tribune.
"The Republican Party of Minnesota believes that voters in Minnesota should ultimately decide through voting which candidates are qualified to represent them in public office," GOP state party Chair David Hann said in a statement.
A judge is scheduled to hear a similar effort to keep Trump off the ballot in Colorado on Oct. 30.
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