Media Hoax: 20 Muslims Holding Hands Become 1,000-Strong ‘Ring of Peace’ at Oslo Synagogue


Update 2/23/15: Oslo Synagogue “Muslim Peace Ring” Organizer: Jews Were Behind 9/11, Mumbai Terror Attack by Patrick Poole at PJ Media

Breitbart, by JORDAN SCHACHTEL, Feb. 22, 2015:

The weekend’s feel-good story about a Muslim “ring of peace” formed to “protect” Jews at an Oslo synagogue turned out to be a complete fabrication by the mainstream media, according to an eyewitness report, local officials, and attendees’ photos.

According to a local eyewitness, only about 20 or so Muslims formed the “ring of peace” around the Oslo synagogue. In fact, pictures from multiple angles show that there wasn’t enough people to form a ring, so the locals instead formed a horizontal line in front of the synagogue.

A local news outlet explained how the media got to its “1,300 Muslims” number. “According to police, there were 1300 persons present in the event. Very many of them ethnic Norwegians,” read a translated report from

Demonstrators also reportedly chanted, “No to anti-Semitism, no to Islamophobia,” conflating criticism of Islam and hatred of Jews.

Photos pulled off of social media appear to corroborate the narrative that only twenty or so people formed the “peace ring.”

Multiple news outlets, including wire services for hundreds of news sites, ran with the false narrative that 1,000 or more people–sometimes all of them Muslim–formed the ring of peace outside of the Oslo synagogue.

The AP incorrectly reported, “More than 1,000 people have formed a ‘ring of peace’ outside Oslo’s main synagogue at the initiative of a group of young Muslims.”

AFP reports almost identically, “More than 1,000 people formed a ‘ring of peace’ Saturday outside Oslo’s main synagogue at the initiative of a group of young Muslims. The newswire agency has no excuse for the false report, as it had a photographer taking shots of the “ring” at the scene–and one shows a man who appears to be at the end of the line of hand-holders, with his left hand in his pocket.

The far-left Think Progress site published a story titled, “More Than A Thousand Muslims Form Human Shield Around Norewegian Synagogue After Copenhagen Attacks.”

Even Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported, “More than 1,000 Muslims formed a human shield around an Oslo synagogue on February 21, offering symbolic protection for the city’s Jewish community and condemning an attack on a synagogue in neighboring Denmark the previous weekend.”

In even worse news, it appears as if the organizer of the Muslim “peace ring” is a virulent anti-Semite, 9/11 truther, a gay-basher, and an Israel-hater.

Ali Chishti, who organized the event, said bluntly in 2008, “I hate Jews and how they operate,” reports Daniel Greenfield. Chishti added in his conspiracy-laden rant about the Jewish people, “It is a fact that during the attacks on the Twin Towers [World Trade Center] 1600 Jews were absent from work. OK, OK, what’s even more suspicious, is how unusually many Jews there were present in Mumbai on the day that Pakistani terrorists struck. How come?”

At a March, 2008 meeting in Oslo promoting his 9/11 conspiracy theory that the Jews were responsible for the World Trade Center attacks, Chishti read his speech titled, “Therefore I Hate Jews And Gays,” Haaretz reports.

As it turns out, as many as 40 times more Northern European Muslims attended the funeral of a Copenhagen Muslim terrorist than those who decided to form the non-existent “ring of peace” around an Oslo synagogue.

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6 thoughts on “Media Hoax: 20 Muslims Holding Hands Become 1,000-Strong ‘Ring of Peace’ at Oslo Synagogue

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  2. “Politicians who proclaim that Islam is a religion of peace do us a disservice; Islam has never been at peace with the world around it.”
    Denis MacEoin

    Those words are takiyya, tawriya, kitman, and muruna.

    Each of these words describes a different style of deception used by Muslims when discussing Islam or their activities as Muslims. Muhammad famously said, “War is deceit.”

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  4. P{lease delete the link above – it was meant to be a link to the facebook page that refutes the above article. I am very pro-Israel but I do not normally fall for mis-truths but the above is misleading which is what it accuses others of! See the attached (copied from a friend I asked about this)
    start of quote:
    “I actually contacted someone who was there, a Kurdish Israel supporter named Zorav Darisiro.

    I sent him the JTA link and asked what the deal was.
    Here is his answer:

    > It’s like somebody else said: ” a couple of the organisers are the ” I hate zionists, and Israel, but jews are ok” types. ”

    Most of the people in the circle were Pakistanis and Arabs with some odd Somalis… I think I was the only Kurd in it. The circle one sees i the pictures consisted of 25-30 people. The rest were standing in front of us on the other side of a barricade about 2 meters (7 feet) away. There were about 1200-1300 people there. Most of them Arabs, Pakistanis, Somalis, Norwegians and Kurds. Pakistanis make up the largest non-Western minority in Norway… There are about 20 000 Kurds in Norway – and of these about 10 000 live in and around Oslo… SO the 1300 number is NOT “huge” – but it is substantial in ratio to the number of non-Western minorities in Norway…

    I see TWO points in the article which need clearing up:
    1) It is not physically possible to circle the Synagogue in Oslo, because only 2 sides of the building are accessible. So one can’t walk around it.

    2) There were hundreds of Muslims there to form the ring, but only 25-30 persons were ALLOWED to form the ring, because of the physical hinder of encircling the building. So the ring itself was symbolic, but there were hundreds of Muslims there…

    You can see them standing there on the other side of the barricades in a throng, looking at us…

    And about that guy, Ali Chishti, who had made anti-semitic statements before:

    I don’t know him at all. But he did organize the event with the 6-7 other Arabs and Pakistanis (and 1 Norwegian guy), yes.

    He started his speech by saying that 5 years ago he had said these things in an open seminar – and that he now doesn’t stand for that. He said that what happened then was “completely anti-semitic and pure hate speech”… The seminar he held was called “That’s why I hate Jews and gays”…

    I haven’t seen the article in VG (Verdens Gang), so I can’t really confirm that that is an exact translation. But the REST of that article is so anachronistic – it doesn’t follow a logical chain of actions, but instead jumps forth and back through events in time, so I think they’ve just not made the point clear enough: this Chishti guy has now distanced himself from all those things he said back then…
    I don’t know him at all. But keep in mind that he STILL thinks that “Jews and Israel/Zionism are two different things” – and that says a lot about his thoughts, doesn’t it? <

    This is the guy, if you are curious.
    end of quote

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