It has been revealed that all those stories peddled by some British tabloids of a “Muslim” gunman wearing a suicide vest, shouting “Allahu Akbar,” and opening fire in a Spanish supermarket were not true. It was a mentally ill Basque man, by the name of Stefan G. U., with no terrorist links. No one was hurt, the Spanish police have confirmed.
These are the three headlines on an incident in Spain by British tabloids:
The Spanish police make it clear that the screams made by the individual were not in Arabic and the individual had psychological problems yet UK tabloids link it to terror and Muslims.
The Spanish Police told people to ignore claim of “Allahu Akbar” by 1 employee as the scream was not in Arabic but in Basque – h/t Bill Bolloten who helped find the source Spanish news items which supported this.
In a statement to BuzzFeed News, a spokesperson for Mercadona confirmed:
“The shots fired at a store in Ourense (Galicia) were not part of a terrorist attack. He did not shout “Allahu Akbar” and he wasn’t wearing a suicide vest.
“He is a Spanish national with some kind of decreased mental faculties, as the police has said. He was born in the Basque country and he was shouting in his local language (this has been the reason of the confusion).”
The following sources refute the British tabloids misleading headlines:
“The Sun corrects its false claim of a terror attack by gunman shouting Allahu Akbar (in fact it was a robbery by a person called Stefan: no recognition/apology for error yet.” – Miqdaad Versi
Source: Miqdaad Versi