New York : The US Sikh community has condemned a doctored photograph on social media that falsely depicted a Sikh-Canadian journalist as a terrorist involved in the November 13 Paris attacks. An old photograph of Veerender Jubbal holding an iPad was doctored to make it look like the photograph of a terrorist and was posted on social media shortly after the terror attacks in Paris, NBCnews.com reported.
Jubbal’s doctored photograph showed him wearing a suicide bomb vest and the iPad in the photograph was changed to look like a Quran. Media outlets in Europe published the photo dubbing him a terrorist. “By photoshopping an image of a Sikh man to depict him as a terrorist, and, worse, amplifying it through social and print media in the guise of legitimate news, an entire group of people is subjected to discrimination and hate violence,” said Prabhjot Singh, director of a New York-based medicine school.