An article saying a Muslim-owned company in Dearborn, Mich., is forcing workers to wear headscarves while working is fake.
It was posted on satire website Daily Currant, which mostly lampoons political news.
“A Muslim-owned arts-and-crafts store in Dearborn, Michigan is forcing its female Christian employees to wear traditional Islamic headscarves while on the job,” the satire reads. “According to local reports, Khilāf Krafts began requiring its eight female employees to wear hijabs last week, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, which gave religious rights to family-owned businesses.”
The disclaimer for the website says it shouldn’t be taken seriously.
“The Daily Currant is an English language online satirical newspaper that covers global politics, business, technology, entertainment, science, health and media. It is accessible from over 190 countries worldwide – now including South Sudan,” the disclaimer reads. “Our mission is to ridicule the timid ignorance which obstructs our progress, and promote intelligence – which presses forward.”
It adds: “Our stories are purely fictional. However they are meant to address real-world issues through satire and often refer and link to real events happening in the world.”
But on social media websites, a number of people apparently believed the headscarves article.
As of Monday, the article has about 50,000 shares and “likes” on Facebook.