A video of a man assaulting a Muslim woman and children is being shared on social media claiming it as the reaction from the people of France for the recent attack in Nice. In October 2020, a teacher in Paris was beheaded for showing the cartoons depicting Prophet Muhammed. President Emmanuel Macron took a stance against radical Islam and made a statement that they are not going to give up their cartoons. Following this statements, a knife attacker killed three people inside a church in the city of Nice. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: Video a man attacking a Muslim woman in France following the attack in Nice.
Fact: The video shared in the post is an old one. In July 2020, a misogynist attacked a Muslim mother with children at a park in Nizhnekamsk, Republic of Tatarstan. He attacked five women including a pregnant woman with the motive of a hostile attitude towards the women. This video has nothing to do with the recent attack in the city of Nice. 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 by the ‘Documenting Oppression Against Muslims (DOAM)’ organization on their Twitter handle on 08 July 2020. In the tweet, they mentioned that a Muslim mother was brutally attacked by a man at a park in Nizhnekamsk, Republic of Tatarstan. Five women including a pregnant woman were reportedly got attacked by this man in the park. A hostile attitude towards women is the prime motive of the accused.
On searching for other sources using the keywords, a similar visual was found in an article published by a Russian news website on 07 July 2020. In the article, it is mentioned that a man was detained under the act of hooliganism for beating girls at a park in Nizhnekamsk. It is mentioned in the article that a previously convicted resident attacked five women in a park with a motive of his hostile attitude towards girls.
Reporting the same information, few users shared this video on their Twitter handles and YouTube channels. They can be seen here and here. From all these pieces of evidence, it can be concluded that the video shared in the post is old and not related to the recent attack in the city of Nice, France.
To sum it up, an old video is falsely shared as the attack on Muslims in response to the recent attack in Nice (France).