The image has reportedly been created and circulated by Telegram, an app used by one of the largest but unofficial pro-ISIS groups.

Sikh man made to look like Paris attacker photo trends on Twitterwww.theguardian.com
news Paris Attacks Monday, November 16, 2015 - 13:13

In the wake of the gruesome Paris terror attacks, the image of a Sikh man appears to have been morphed to show him as a “terrorist”.

The image, which appeared in one of Spain’s biggest newspapers La Razon and is doing the rounds on Twitter, shows a Sikh man with a turban, wearing a suicide vest and holding an iPad made to look like a Quran. 

The image has reportedly been created and circulated by Telegram, an app used by one of the largest but unofficial pro-ISIS groups.

On Twitter, a Sikh man named Veerender Jubbal said that he was pained by what had been done to him. He has never been to Paris.

Jubbal is an avid games critic and has attributed the image to supporters of Gamergate, against who he has voiced his opposition in the past.

Gamergate is an online movement aimed at preserving ethics in game journalism but is considered to be pedantic with journalistic ethics.

The newspaper in question has subsequently apologized for its mistake.

Here’s what Jubbal said about the photograph:

 

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