Norwegian anti-immigrant group confuses empty bus seats with Muslim women

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Published: 2017-08-02 18:40

Last Updated: 2017-08-02 18:48


The image on the group, courtesy of Sindre Beyer on Facebook
The image on the group, courtesy of Sindre Beyer on Facebook
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A Norwegian anti-immigrant group on Facebook posted a picture of a bus last week, meant to inspire anti-Muslim rhetoric and play into the debate about banning burqas in Norway, reports The Washington Post.

The picture seems to include several women wearing the Islamic garment, and the 100s of people who commented on it expressed their terror and disdain for the picture. They apparently did not play close, or any, attention to the actual contents of the image; literally empty seats.

Johan Slattavik, the user who initially posted the photographs to the page, named “Fedrelandet viktigst” (Fatherland first), said to The Washington Post that he had been bored one day and decided to play a practical joke.