Fake: Minaret Dome Miraculously Flies in Nepal

12 04 2017

“ALLAHU AKBAR! Yes it’s miracle of “ALLAH”. Happend in Nepal. Govt didnt allowed the crane for Mosque minar and said that `go and ask your ALLAH to help you.  Allah helps muslim by putting gunbad on menar without any support, since, non muslims dont allow muslims to use crane to lift gunbad, so the imam of mosque saw our beloved prophet pbuh in dream who told him just cover the gunbad with white bed sheet and then see.”

Those were the words which spread through various social medias, sent with the video implying that the dome of a mosque’s minaret was miraculously lifted to its minaret by itself with the help from Allah.

I received this message through WhatsApp where the message was translated to the Malay language.

Feeling curious and guessing that this is just a hoax, I looked up for articles or any sort of writings regarding this matter to find out what really happened.

I found a blog post saying that this is a hoax, complete with evidences showing that the dome was actually lifted using pulleys, similar to how cable cars function.

Even though the cables were almost invisible because the video was recorded a long time ago using a low quality camera; it can still be seen, but for those who are easily tricked and do not investigate after receiving these kind of messages, tend to just believe the fake message and share it through the internet.

In fact, at the end of the video we can clearly see a few Indonesian flags, thus showing that this happened in Indonesia and not in Nepal as claimed.

The fake story came in at least 6 different versions, ranging from the Imam being told to cover the dome in his dream, to 3000 Imams gathering in the mosque to perform Dhikirullah.

This is a good example of how easy we can be fooled by fake stories, and how ‘perception terrorism’ can easily ‘terrorised’ our mind into believing things that are not true.

‘Perception terrorism’ can cause serious problems including racial riots and can even cause civil wars if we are not careful.

So, always remember to investigate before forwarding or sharing any news, and please restrain from forwarding or sharing any news right after receiving them, especially sensational news.

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