Veerender Jubbal, a freelance writer and journalist who specialises in gaming was falsely accused of being one of the ISIS terrorist responsible for the attacks in Paris last year. One of his selfies with an iPad was photoshopped to make him wear a bulletproof vest and was shown holding a Quran. Jubbal, who is a Canadian resident, said that he had never even been to Paris.
Jubbal had even tweeted about it before people started coming to his aid and tweeted about the racial profiling and rumour mongering before things could take a turn for the worse.
People are editing, and photoshopping my selfies as if I am one of the people causing the issues/problems in Paris. — Veerender Jubbal (@Veeren_Jubbal) November 14, 2015
The same rumour mongering started again today, after an attacker killed 84 people and injured scores when he drove a heavy truck at high speed into a crowd watching Bastille Day fireworks in the French Riviera city of Nice late on Thursday. His friend Simran Jeet Singh, an assistant professor of religion at Trinity University in Texas, tweeted about the false accusations.
People are wrongly identifying my Sikh friend as being responsible for the #Nice attack. Please help end the rumors. pic.twitter.com/anzl3guO8z — Simran Jeet Singh (@SikhProf) July 15, 2016
And while things are in utter chaos at Nice, France post the attacks, it is important to squash every attempt at spreading hate through false rumours and racial profiling. We tried to contact Veerender Jubbal on Twitter, but he hasn't been active on the social media website since December last year. We shall notify you with all updates.