ISLAM NEWSROOM — "FAMOUS ACTOR ATTACKED BY S.S.M."
"Social Media Mania" — A Cyber Disease Effecting Us All
The real world around all of us is in very serious trouble from social media these days. Look what Twitter, Facebook and YouTube have to offer as a pastime for bored kids (and adults).
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Actor Clint Eastwood’s death spread across the world wide web recently like wild fire, causing many dedicated fans around the world to post condolences on social media in many forms.
Eastwood’s passing gained so much publicity that over 1,000,000 “likes” were found on Facebook alone.
Here’s the sad quote from an “about” page giving quite run down of what happened to Eastwood:
— “At about 11 a.m. ET on Monday (October 31, 2016), our beloved actor Clint Eastwood passed away. Clint Eastwood was born on May 31, 1930 in San Francisco. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.”
— Imagine, thousands of fans trying to find ways to send condolences to the family, write out messages of sadness on their home pages and showing their grief over the loss of one of America’s most well known actors, directors and producers.
The really sad news is, this was all being done without proper verification and authentication of the alleged passing of Eastwood.
"This whole thing was all fabricated, false, not true, made up and a big lie!" — said one Muslim.
"Just another "Halloween Hoax" — says another.
The really good news is, HE’S STILL ALIVE - and we hope he keeps alive until Almighty God guides him to the truth of Islam, ameen.
More good news - There is proof from the representatives of Mr. Clinton’s staff and family. Here’s their official statement:
⁃ “He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet.”
Many of us are angered over this “un-practical” joke. This is very thoughtless, ridiculous, hurtful and dumb — to sadden so many people who have enough to worry over — with such a horrible rumor about such a wonderful actor and beloved personality.
Q. What is the Islamic outlook on lies, even for a joke? [click]