Fake news claim: An image of a former speaker of the US House of Representatives Paul Ryan with ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is viral on social media.
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Paul Ryan and Mr. ISIS AL-Baghdadi. Making more sense now why he hates Trump and supported Obama's policies?
Paul Ryan and Mr. ISIS AL-Baghdadi. Making more sense now why he hates Trump and supported Obama's policies? pic.twitter.com/VBUZRwLbE4— Donn La Rossa (@Jazzlaro) October 28, 2019
Paul Ryan and Mr. ISIS AL-Baghdadi. Making more sense now why he hates Trump and supported Obama's policies? Obama let this FILTH out of PRISON. and TRUMP KILLED HIS ASS...Uncle Jazz DISGUSTED!
Facts Check: False
News Verification: Image of former House Speaker Paul Ryan, claiming the other person in the picture is ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. However the information is not true, as the other person in the picture with Paul Ryan is Syrian activist Mouaz Moustafa.
Below is the picture of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, he dosent look anything like the above picture.
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We were unable to track any picture of Paul Ryan with Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
The image of Paul Ryan and Mouaz Moustafa was earliar published on a website in the year 2015. The news titled as “Ryan and Mouaz Moustafa are on the same page when it comes to Syria”.
One reason must be that the Muslim Brotherhood has an extremely powerful lobbying arm in the U.S. Perhaps the most prominent face of that arm is a man named Mouaz Moustafa, head of the Syrian Emergency Task Force(SETF).
Here is a photo of Moustafa with Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI):
Prior to leading the SETF, Moustafa led the Libyan Emergency Task Force (LETF), which had removing Gadhafi as its primary goal. Prior to that Moustafa worked for the Muslim Brotherhood opposition in Egypt.
see more The Muslim Brotherhood and support the American bombing of Syria. They also supported the removal of Saddam Hussein in Iraq, the Arab Spring in Egypt and the removal of Muammar Gadhafi in Libya. Libya and Iraq became failed states. The same thing will happen in Syria.
Syrian Activist and Member of the Government Relations Committee of the Coalition for a Democratic Syria (CDS)
Mouaz Moustafa is currently the Executive Director for the Syrian Emergency Task Force (SETF), Political Director of United for a Free Syria (UFS), and serves on the Government Relations Committee of the Coalition for a Democratic Syria (CDS).