A video of a man breaking windows has been viewed tens of thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook alongside a claim it shows a man who smashed a mosque's windows in England because he "hates Islam". The claim is false; the video has circulated in reports about a man who broke a shop's windows in Poland in September 2017.
The 45-second video was published here on Facebook on February 14, 2019. It has been viewed more than 84,000 times and shared more than 1,700 times.
The post's Indonesian-language caption translates to English as: "A Man In England Who Hates Islam Broke Mosque Windows, But Allah Directly Punished Him. Watch The Video Until the End."
The Indonesian-language text superimposed in the video is the same as the caption.
Below is the screenshot of the misleading post:
Screenshot of misleading post
The claim is false; the video has previously circulated in reports about a man who broke windows of a shop in Lubliniec, Poland, in September 2017.
A Google reverse image followed by a keyword search found this 52-second high-definition video published on YouTube on September 23, 2017, by video agency ViralHog. The title reads: "After Multiple Incidents Vandal Receives Karmic Retribution || ViralHog".
The video's caption reads: "Occurred on September 21, 2017 / Lubliniec, Slask, Poland.
"Info from Licensor: "The man in the video has broken the window of our shop twice. The first time was 2 weeks ago on September 9, 2017 and this week on Thursday he did it again. Another person called the police and after when the man decided to escape and a car hit him on the street. An ambulance transported him to the hospital with some minor injuries."
There is a time stamp in the top right-hand corner of the video, which indicates the vandalism occurred on September 21, 2017, at about 2:01 pm local time.
Lubliniec is a town in southern Poland.
Below is a screenshot comparison of the video in the misleading post (L) and the ViralHog video (R):
Screenshot comparison between the clip in the misleading post (L) and the ViralHog video (R)
Polish media Fakt24 and Wirtualna Polska published a report about the incident on September 25, 2017, here and here, saying it happened on September 21, 2017, and the vandal was a 27-year-old man from Lubliniec.
The location of the vandalism corresponds with this road in Lubliniec on Google Street View.
Updated On: 2020-02-22T19:29:43+05:30
Claim Review : Video captures man who hates Islam vandalising a mosque in England.
Claimed By : Social Media pages
Fact Check : False