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Activist trips over ‘Mossad shoe theft’

Asghar Bukhari accuses Israeli spies of stealing single piece of footwear, inviting Internet ridicule

Renee Ghert-Zand is a reporter and feature writer for The Times of Israel.

Asghar Bukhari explaining how his shoe went missing in a YouTube video (Screen capture: YouTube)
Asghar Bukhari explaining how his shoe went missing in a YouTube video (Screen capture: YouTube)

Have you lost a shoe lately? Perhaps your keys weren’t where you remembered putting them, or maybe some other piece of clothing mysteriously disappeared? You’ve probably been the victim of a Mossad attack, at least according to one prominent Muslim advocate.

In a Facebook post Friday night, Asghar Bukhari, co-founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Committee UK, accused the Israeli spy agency of sneaking into his house while he was sleeping and stealing one of his shoes.

According to Bukhari, the theft was perpetrated not because some spy was missing a shoe of his own, but rather to screw with his mind.

ARE ZIONISTS TRYING TO INTIMIDATE ME: Someone came into my home yesterday, while I was asleep. I dont know how they got…

Posted by Asghar Bukhari on piektdiena, 2015. gada 12. jūnijs

It appears that the outspokenly anti-Zionist Bukhari, who has made financial donations to Holocaust denier David Irving, was serious in his allegations.

However, many reading his post couldn’t but find the hilarity in them. Almost immediately, a #MossadStoleMyShoe hashtag started trending on Twitter as people began sharing parodies of Bukhari’s original post.

It seems the first responders were pro-Israel and pro-Zionist, but then others wanted to step into the fray, as well.

https://twitter.com/GidonShaviv/status/609793208231460864

And perhaps perceiving that his expose of the Mossad’s alleged intimidation wasn’t being received with the gravity he believed it deserved, Bukhari posted a 15-minute video of himself further explaining his original Facebook post.

It would be nice if Bukhari would let us know when his misplaced shoe turns up.

In the meantime, at least one Israeli official has already copped to the crime.

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