Everything You Need To Know About The Innocent Sikh Man Who Was Framed By Internet Trolls As One Of The Paris Terrorists

Meet Veerender Jubbal. This is a picture he took of himself in the bathroom of his Canadian home.

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And this is the picture of Veerender that was photoshopped and then posted by unknown online trolls:

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Because of massive retweeting and sharing, the image was quickly picked up by an actual media outlet, Italy-based Sky TG24.

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Which they then proceeded to tweet out on Twitter as well.

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But, thankfully, as the photo made the rounds, people began noticing that there were some things that didn’t quite add up.

Like, for instance, isn’t that a North American plug?

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Also, there appears to be a not-so-inconspicuous dildo that doesn’t seem compatible with violent Islamic extremism.

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And his headpiece is a Sikh turban (a Dastar), and the Sikh faith has no connection to ISIS, which is claiming credit for the Paris attacks.

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Finally, doesn’t that Quran actually look eerily the same size as an Ipad??

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Veerender is active on Twitter, and essentially watched the whole mess as it unfolded:

He desperately tried to vindicate himself based on evidence and, well, common sense.

But it took a lot longer than it should have.

Why was this innocent man targeted? Veerender suspects that it has to do with #GamerGate trolls who had an axe to grind.

#GamerGate was a movement born in August 2014 by upset gamers who felt like they had to protect their collective “identity.” Their ranks have been accused of holding misogynist views that seek to push women (and other identities) from gaming.

Veerender vocally opposed #GamerGate, tweeting about it often, and even creating the #StopGamerGate2014 hashtag.

Despite this, he often made a point of encouraging his fellow #StopGamerGaters to use inclusive language, and not stoop to slurs when arguing with their opponents.

But for his opposition — and occasional lack of tact himself — he was reviled by those in the #GamerGate movement, as shown by his entry in their group’s Wiki site:

Veerender's entry in a pro #GamerGate wiki | Gamer-Gate.Wikia.com/
Veerender’s entry in a pro #GamerGate wiki | Gamer-Gate.Wikia.com

Veerender also blames Gamer Gaters for 9/11 photos with his face photoshopped in them that circulated a few months ago.

#GamerGaters, however, vehemently deny that they are directly responsible for the image, though many of them aren’t denying their giddiness at Veerender’s position.




There are also those who say that while members of #GamerGate did not create the image, they did retweet it and ensure it got to the point where it was noticed by the media.

No matter who edited what, who retweeted what, et cetera, this is an incredibly shitty position to be put into. Hopefully people look after each other a little bit more, and practice a tiny bit of compassion going forward, especially considering how serious the topic of terrorism and the Paris attacks are. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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