Stole ID on Facebook and created “Gay girl of Damascus”

Hoax blog writer says he “never meant to hurt anyone”; explains how he created Amina Arraf following repeated failed attempts to write fiction.

The Free Amina movement was created based on a stolen Facebook ID.

The author who duped legions of online fans into believing he was a lesbian dissident kidnapped by the Assad regime in Damascus, issued a gushing apology on Monday for what he called “a hoax that got way out of hand.”

Readers and reporters started asking questions about Arraf, and it quickly emerged that no one could confirm having ever met her in person. Additionally, it was determined that the picture of her posted on the blog and her Facebook page was actually stolen from the Facebook account of a London woman, named Jelena Lecic.

The "Amina hoax" used the face of Jelena Lecic.

The audience for “A Gay Girl in Damascus” – which dealt with the fictional Arraf’s travails as a 35-year-old Syrian- American lesbian living in revolutionary Syria – continued to grow until last week.

Than an entry on the site written by a woman purporting to be a cousin of Arraf’s, Rania O. Islam, said the blogger was seized by state security officers in Damascus and had disappeared.

At this point, the story truly spun out of control, and Mac- Master’s blog became the subject of widespread media scrutiny.

On Monday, MacMaster directed a personal apology to Lecic, and others who he said were “hurt deeply by me,” adding that each of them “is more than entitled to hit me.”

Source: Jerusalem Post

My comment:

It is amazing how a stolen ID of Facebook can create a story that is distributed globally.

Not so strange.

Today, “everyone” is on Facebook and twitter.  And few if anybody question the correctness of the story published by “someone” nobody knows.

The global distribution of this lie accelerated because the serious UK Newspaper The Guardian published the story. The Journalist must just have copied what He found on the internet, nor checking the story.

All Glory to Facebook and Twitter.

Did you know than electronic ID theft is the fastest rising crime on the face of the Earth?

Written by Ivar

2 thoughts on “Stole ID on Facebook and created “Gay girl of Damascus”

  1. IVAR.. you aint looking deep enough on the history.. israel kill Palestinean and build home on their land. please refer this as the whole world knew.. and then u can go somewhere else to comment on things.. self-explanatory.

    1. Dear Fuad.


      You claim:

      IVAR.. you aint looking deep enough on the history.. israel kill Palestinean and build home on their land. please refer this as the whole world knew.. and then u can go somewhere else to comment on things.. self-explanatory.

      My comment:

      God of the Bible gave the land of Canaan to the sons and daughters of Jacob (Israel). God told the Jews to get rid of the “Philistines” some cursed intruders from Crete. The land has never been theirs, and never will. The Philistines, or today’s Muslims who claim to be “Palestinians” are placed on the Mountains of Zion for one sole purpose. In a Satanic bid to destroy Israel.

      The World should put pressure on the Kingdom of Jordan, to give them the right to return. The Arabs must take responsibility to clean up the mess they have made for their own people.

      God has proven who is the Boss in this matter. The Arabs failed to destroy Israel in the wars of 1948, 1952, 1967, 1973, 1981, and 2006.

      Some Arab houses have been destroyed in all these wars. That is regrettable. But the responsibility is with the Muslim Arabs, who based on the Koran fight an endless war against the Word of God, who expose their lies and wickedness in regards to the Jewish people.

      When Israel tries to worship the gods of the Pagans, she will face punishment. She is not supposed to enter into any agreement with those who hate her, and wants to destroy her.

      Judges 10:6
      Again the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the LORD. They served the Baals and the Ashtoreths, and the gods of Aram, the gods of Sidon, the gods of Moab, the gods of the Ammonites and the gods of the Philistines. And because the Israelites forsook the LORD and no longer served him.

      Those who try to destroy Israel, will be destroyed them selves. By God of the Bible. Israel shall only enter into agreement, with those who recognize her and accept her existence.

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