Friday 22 June 2018

Does this April Fools' go too far? - Jihadist tweet causes anger on social media

Picture: Kildare Now
Picture: Kildare Now newsdesk

A website has found itself in hot water this morning after posting a story claiming a Jihadist had annexed a Kildare landmark.

Social media users have slated Kildare Now after their story was posted this morning on April Fools' Day.

In it they wrote that "Irish security forces have placed a ring of steel around the Allen area and road diversions are in place until further notice after a male calling himself Paddy Jihaddy said he had rigged the area with explosives and that he was renaming the locality the Hill of Allah."

The website posted a picture of a local landmark with an ISIS flag photoshopped on top of the building.

The reaction to the story on Twitter was swift and damning.

Nobody was available for comment at Kildare Now this morning.

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