Dearborn’s Anti-ISIS Rally

Source: Dearborn’s Anti-ISIS Rally

Q: Was there a pro-ISIS rally in Dearborn, Michigan, on Dec. 5?
A: No. Actually, there was an anti-ISIS rally on Dec. 5 in Dearborn. False information about that rally was spread on social media. 

FULL QUESTION

Was there a demonstration in Dearborn, Michigan, 2015-12-05, which flew ISIS flags, and Muslim brotherhood flags?

FULL ANSWER

The Islamic State group, which is also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or ISIS, is a terrorist group occupying parts of Iraq and Syria. Its goal is to create an Islamic caliphate, or a state governed by sharia, or Islamic law. ISIS claimed responsibility for the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris that killed more than 120 people and wounded more than 350.

A rumor circulating on Facebook and Twitter since Dec. 5 claims that Muslim residents of Dearborn, Michigan, held a pro-ISIS march following the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, by a U.S.-born Muslim who became radicalized while living in the U.S. and his wife, who was from Pakistan. At least one variation claims that protesters were carrying “ISIS flags.”

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