For the umpteenth time: ISLAM IS NOT A RACE! But that doesn’t stop Muslim race hustlers who make money off fake videos. They should donate every penny earned to the NYPD…or a good lawyer.
OCTOBER 21–In a cynical and duplicitous attempt to capitalize on New York City’s documented racial profiling problems, a pair of bloggers have created a video purporting to show an NYPD officer stopping and frisking a pair of Muslim men for the crime of wearing traditional Islamic garments.
But the viral video is a sham, a staged production aimed to go viral and pile up views and YouTube channel subscriptions for its young creators, Brooklynites Adam Saleh and Sheikh Akbar, who get a piece of the revenue generated by ads that run before their videos play.
The duo’s video operation–which is named “TrueStoryASA”–has racked up 60 million YouTube views and has more than 661,000 subscribers on the video-sharing site. While most of the pair’s videos involve pranks, sidewalk attempts at comedy and social commentary, or “Muslim-related stuff,” their latest clip seeks to latch onto an issue that has troubled many New Yorkers and tainted the NYPD.
The purported “Racial Profiling Experiment” undertaken by Saleh and Akbar was filmed on 126th Street in the Willets Point section of Queens, across from Citi Field, home to the New York Mets. The video was shot on a street where many of the businesses–tire outlets, auto repair firms, muffler shops–have been closed or relocated as part of a city redevelopment effort.
An NYPD source who last night viewed the clip at TSG’s request said that an officer from the local police precinct (the 110th in nearby Elmhurst) would not be standing patrol by himself on a deserted street in the middle of the day. As for the purported officer’s frisking technique, the NYPD veteran laughed, “That’s not how they teach you in the academy.” He also remarked that it was “inconceivable” that an officer would ask a Muslim man, “Why are you dressed like this?”
By obscuring the purported cop’s face, Saleh and Akbar have sought to avoid the immediate debunking of their clip, which has already garnered in excess of 30,000 “thumbs up” on YouTube and more than 5200 comments. In their supposed effort to expose racial profiling, the video’s creators have inexplicably–yet conveniently–provided cover for the rogue patrolman, now an electronically blurred boogeyman.
A second source, a recently retired NYPD detective who also watched the “profiling” video at TSG’s request, branded it an “obvious hoax” intended to “smear” police.
If that was the intent of Saleh and Akbar, they appear to have succeeded. According to The Huffington Post, the video provides a “small glimpse into the ugly world of racial profiling.” The news site later updated its piece to indicate that the clip’s authenticity could not be verified, and that NYPD officials are reviewing the video.
Since the video was uploaded to YouTube, Saleh, Akbar, and their friends have been aggressively promoting the clip on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. “Spread the word and bring an end to Racial Profiling,” Saleh wrote. Sheikh told his followers that, “Racial Profiling goes against all equal rights.” He added, “Never expected a reaction like this.”
Saleh and Akbar have not responded to TSG messages sent via Facebook, where each man describes himself as an “Actor/Director.”
Jihad Watch notes that Hamas-linked CAIR was quick to tweet out the video, before realizing the very CAIR-like production was a hoax: Hamas-linked CAIR’s Hooper demands Muslim vloggers apologize for hoax video.
This same Islamo-slandering ploy has been exposed numerous times before:
- Dutch Broadcaster Caught in Muslim Propaganda Video
- Dutch Public Broadcpaster Faked Burqa Incident – did ABC do the same?
- ABC’s “What Would You Do?” to stage fundamentalist Muslim family (video)
- ABC Goes Undercover to ‘Expose’ Secret Muslim Bias in America, Again
- Fake news: priest’s ‘miracle’ conversion to Islam never happened