A huge number of nonsense goes around after atrocities like those in Paris. The media and social media are full of them. I thought it might be helpful to list the worst.
- ‘This attack has nothing to do with Islam’: obviously not true.See here.
- ‘Islam means peace’: Very obviously not true. Incidentally the word actually means ‘submission’. Again see here.
- ‘This attack was an attack on Islam’: No. It was an attack on the people of Paris who were going to watch a football match or a concert or eating in a restaurant.
An excellent list from Douglas Murray, do read the rest.
Pic courtesy IOTW, via JJ