The Sun and Mail Online’s reports that a gunman who ‘screamed Allahu Akbar’ and opened fire in Spanish supermarket were complete rubbish.
The Sun reported:
A GUNMAN carrying “gunpowder and petrol” in a rucksack was said to scream “Allahu Akbar” as he opened fire in a Spanish supermarket. The attacker walked into the Mercadona shop in the As Lagoas district of Ourense before firing several shots into the air.
Mail Online reported the same details.
But both newspapers hadn’t done their research properly it seems.
Spanish police and the supermarket chain Mercadona both confirmed to The Spain Report on Thursday morning that the shots fired at a store in Ourense (Galicia) were not part of a terrorist attack, refuting claims reported yesterday in British tabloid newspapers The Sun and the Daily Mail.
“He had no terrorist link at all”, said a police spokeswoman: “it was not a robbery either. At one point in the video footage, he can be seen eating a banana and smoking a cigarette”.
The man in question was a Spanish national who had “decreased mental faculties” according to the police.
And a spokesperson for the supermarket confirmed he had neither shouted ‘Allahu Akhbar’ nor wore a suicide vest.
This comes on the same day that The Sun accused Buzzfeed of “making a mockery of journalism”.
Oh how we laughed at that one