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2015 Video of Belgium Politician insulting Quran now shared as discussion in France Parliament

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A video is being shared on social media claiming it as the discussion about Quran in the French parliament. In the video, we can see a man accusing the Quran as the source of all evil. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.

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Claim: A French minister accusing the Quran as ‘the source of all evil’.

Fact:  The video shows Belgium politician Filip Dewinter insulting Quran in Belgium parliament. Following the Paris Charlie Hebdo attack in 2015, Filip Dewinter accused the Quran as ‘the source of all evils’ during his speech at the federal meeting in Brussels. This video has nothing to do with the recent attacks in France. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.

On reverse image search of screenshots in the video, similar visuals were found in a video shared in an article published by ‘Israel Islam & End Times’ news website. In the article, it is mentioned that a Belgian MP labelled the Quran as ‘the source of all evil’. When we searched for more information using these keywords, we found a similar visual in an article published by a Turkey news website on ‘23 January 2015’. In the article, it is mentioned that the Belgium politician Filip Dewinter insulted the Quran in Belgium parliament during his speech on ‘22 January 2015’. Following the Paris Charlie Hebdo attack in 2015, Filip Dewinter made these statements in the Belgium parliament opposing the immigration of Muslims into Belgium.

Similar visual is found in an article published by ‘Middle East Eye’ news website. It is mentioned in the article that on ‘22 January 2015’,  Belgium politician Filip Dewinter said Quran as ‘the source of all evil’ during his speech at the Federal Parliament in Brussels. This article mentioned Filip Dewinter as the far-right Belgian politician who espouses an anti-immigration message that often targets Muslim immigrants.

To sum it up, 2015 video of Belgium politician insulting the Quran is falsely shared now as the discussion about the Quran in French Parliament.

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