Is this woman really indifferent to the tragic scene unfolding next to her or is she simply walking past quietly like hundreds of others did? Picture: REX/Shutterstock/australscope
Is this woman really indifferent to the tragic scene unfolding next to her or is she simply walking past quietly like hundreds of others did? Picture: REX/Shutterstock/australscope

London terror attack: Photo of Muslim woman goes viral

A PHOTOGRAPH of a woman wearing a headscarf showing apparent indifference to a stricken victim of the London terror attacks overnight has provoked a storm of outrage on social media.

Twitter user Texas Lone Star kicked off the controversy by tweeting the picture with the comment "Muslim woman pays no mind to the terror attack, casually walks by a dying man while checking phone" along with the hashtags #PrayforLondon and #BanIslam.

While the tweet has been shared hundreds of times, Lone Star Texas was quickly put in his (or her) place when another user posted an almost identical photograph - this time featuring a white man walking past a similar scene while "doing nothing", which hasn't attracted the same amount of attention.

Not that it would have been appropriate for either passer-by to have inserted themselves into a scene which was clearly already under the control of professionals helping the respective victims.

It is a classic example of how easy it is to take an image out of context and use it for the purpose of propaganda.

The pic of that Muslim girl got many retweets, but no one Tweeted a White Guy doing the same thing... until now.

News Corp Australia


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