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Fake News: Elizabeth Warren Did NOT Say 'If Women Need To Be Raped By Muslims To Prove Our Tolerance, So Be It'

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Sun, 07 Apr 2019 01:09:25 Z)

Did U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren say "If women need to be raped by Muslims to prove our tolerance, so be it. Then, thank goodness for Planned Parenthood"? No, that's not true: It a fake quote included in a meme that has been circulating on social media for at least two years and is not supported by reality.

The fake quote reappeared in a post (archived here) published on April 6, 2019. It read:

the planned parenthood's radical mantra sounds hortible
If women need to be raped to prove out tolerance, so be it. Then, thank goodness for Planned Parenthood.

Screenshot of https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1869027703203817&set=a.282824365157500&type=3&theater

This is how the post looked like on Facebook:

Previous versions of the meme have also been rated as false by Politifact and Snopes.

About the author:

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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