The Madrid based La Razon newspaper ran a picture of Canadian freelance journalist Veerender Jubbal, with the caption ‘one of the terrorists’, thereby wrongly accusing an innocent Canadian Sikh journalist of being involved in the Paris attacks.
The picture had been photo shopped to add what appeared to be a Quran and a suicide vest, and the image went viral on social media.
In the original photo Jubbal appears to be holding an iPad, but the edited picture showed him holding a Quran.
When the edited image began to spread Mr Jubbal posted the original as evidence that he had nothing to do with the murderous attacks in Paris that killed 129 people and injured over 350 other. He also added “He had never been to Paris, is a Sikh dude with a turban, and lives in Canada.
It is unclear who edited the image and why. The paper apologised for its misdeed.