Old Video Revived As Man Who "Hates Islam" Vandalising A Mosque In England

The video is originally from September 2017 capturing a man breaking into a shop in Poland.


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 same video has been shared on Facebook since 2017 here, here and here, where it has been viewed more than 40,000 times.

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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.

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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.

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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
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