A bizarre fake story about an overweight German who joined ISIS only to be transformed into a sex slave is travelling the Internet, specifically on Twitter.
The story claims a man named Hermann Gottlieb joined ISIS forces in 2015 only to be turned into a “sex slave” upon arrival in Syria.
The story is certainly one where we imagine many of those sharing it could not have possibly have taken the jarring (yet completely nonsense) story seriously, but a number of legitimate requests to its authenticity have been received.
The story reads in part –
OVERWEIGHT GERMAN MAN WHO JOINED ISIS SAYS THEY USED HIM AS SEX SLAVE
Berlin | A 28-year-old German man who had officially joined ISIS forces in 2015 has recently escaped from Syria after he was allegedly turned into a sex slave by ISIS forces.
The young man, who had converted to Islam in 2014, had pledged allegiance to ISIS hoping to become a full-fledged soldier in its war against Western civilization.
Instead, he was rapidly turned into a sex slave for ISIS combatants, spending most of his time in captivity chained to a bed, dressed up as a Western-style woman and performing sexual services on ISIS soldiers daily until his recent escape.
“I went there to fight but I guess they had other plans for me,” he told reporters, visibly ashamed.
“Upon my arrival, they kept pinching my ass, rubbing my nipples across my shirt and whistling at me,” he said.
For those who were questioning the story, it comes from a popular fake news purveyor WorldNewsDailyReport.com, that has a disclaimer on its website that reveals its content it just meant for entertainment purposes. Of course as it typical in this “industry”, most didn’t see the disclaimer or the story was copied on to other sites lacking a disclaimer. ThatsFake.com identifies WorldNewsDailyReport.com as a fake news website.
A reverse image search reveals that the man in the story, Hermann Gottlieb, is actually Christian Embe, a German who joined ISIS fighters in Syria. He has nothing to do with this fictional story.
As such, we don’t recommend circulating this ridiculous article. There is simply no truth to the claims made in the story whatsoever.