Picture of Canadian Sikh Man Photoshopped to Look Like Terrorist Linked to Paris Attacks

By Jack Phillips, Epoch Times
November 16, 2015 4:31 pm Last Updated: November 16, 2015 4:31 pm

An image of a Canadian Sikh man was Photoshopped to make him look like a terrorist linked to the attacks in Paris that left more than 120 people dead.

The digitally altered image showed Veerender Jubbal wearing something that looks like a suicide vest. The iPad was Photoshopped into a Koran.

The image appeared on the front page of Spain’s largest newspaper, La Razon, over the weekend. Other media outlets used the image elsewhere. “One of the terrorists may have entered Greece along with Syrian refugees. The unidentified attackers were between 15 and 18 years and acted in three teams,” read the text by the fake image of Jubbal.

La Razon later apologized on Sunday afternoon.

Jubbal responded to the Photoshopped images on Twitter.

“This whole thing puts me in a bad position in the sense, where I could be harmed and/or hurt due to this. This is libel from news, and TV,” Jubbal later tweeted.

There are reports suggesting that the photo was edited because of the Gamergate movement, which Jubbal has criticized in the past. The controversy dates back to August 2014 and has to do with sexism and misogyny in video games.

Jubbal has received a number of messages of support on Twitter in light of the Photoshop.

On Monday, French officials announced the Paris attacks were plotted by a Belgian man who fought for the Islamic State, or ISIS.

French President Francois Hollande declared that “France is at war,” and he added that the attacks had been “planned in Syria, organized in Belgium, perpetrated on our soil with French complicity,” reported the New York Times.

French authorities confirmed they carried out 168 raids across the country in response to the terrorist attacks.