Islamic jihadist announces wedding to 7 year old? - Internet/Facebook Rumour

13 Aug 2014 - Article No: 1870. Filed under: General | Internet/Facebook Rumour

Islamic State jihadist announces his marriage to terrified 7-year-old in conquered city in Syria

A photo (above) is circulating that claims to show an Islamic State jihadist announce his marriage to what appears to be an upset child who, according to the caption, is either 7 or 9 years old (depending on what version you read)

However it appears that the caption to the photo is untrue. The image is a still from a YouTube video uploaded in 2013 that has since been removed and, according to dozens of reports from Arabic speaking viewers, the video actually depicting a girl in a Koran reading competition. Upon making a mistake the girl in the video became upset and was comforted by a Tunisian man.

Another photo from the video can be seen below with the girl looking rather less upset.

Photos like this along with misleading or false captions are sadly commonplace as they help target and isolate specific religions in a bid to make other believe that the practises of that religion are abhorrent.

Whilst it is important to know and understand that horrible crimes are committed by various religious extremists across the world, circulating inaccurate and misleading photos like this is just irresponsible.

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