A statement purportedly made by Pakistani Islamic preacher Khalid Mehmood Abbasi is going viral on social media. It is being claimed that he allegedly said Pakistan would do to Kashmir what Hamas has done to Israel. Let’s fact-check this claim through this article.
Claim: Pakistani Islamic preacher Khalid Mehmood Abbasi made threatening remarks against India on Kashmir issues by drawing parallels with what Hamas has done in Israel.
Fact: No mainstream media outlet has reported on Khalid Mehmood Abbasi making such statements. Additionally, he took to X (formerly known as Twitter) to deny making such statements. Hence, the claim made in the post is False.
To check the veracity of the claim, we performed a keyword search on the internet to see if any mainstream media outlet reported him making such statements. This search did not yield any credible sources that backed the claim. Generally, any statement that threatens national security would be widely reported by the Indian mainstream media, which did not happen in this case.
A further search on Khalid Mehmood Abbasi’s YouTube channel and Facebook profile to see whether he made the purported statements threatening India by drawing parallels to the Hamas attack on Israel revealed that he had not made such statements after the Hamas attack on Israel on 7 October 2023 (here).
Additionally, we also found a tweet made by Khalid Mehmood Abbasi. Responding to a graphic identical to the viral graphic containing this purported statement, Khalid wrote, “See the works of Indians”, implying he has not made such statements.
To sum up, Khalid Mehmood Abbasi has not made these purported statements threatening India over the Kashmir issue.