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- In review, we rate Shoebat a strong conspiracy website based on the promotion of false and unproven claims regarding Muslims.
Factual Reporting: LOW
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Shoebat.com was founded by Walid Shoebat, a Muslim-turned-Christian journalist who is a self-proclaimed “Former Muslim Brotherhood Member Now Peace Activist”. His son, Theodore Shoebat, also provides articles occasionally. Content primarily includes criticism of Islam including Christian end-times conspiracies.
Funded by / Ownership
Shoebat.com does not disclose ownership but appears to be owned by Walid Shoebat. Revenue is primarily derived through donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Shoebat publishes a variety of conspiracy themed articles such as this The 2020s Will Be A Decade Of Preparation For WW3. However, the central theme of the website is to promote anti-Islam propaganda such as this Islamic Terrorists Murder 57 People In Highly Resource Rich Area In Congo. Other conspiracies promoted are birtherism regarding President Obama and Christian Supremecy where they dream that President Trump will kill Muslims. Finally, they are listed as an anti-Islam hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Failed Fact Checks
- Hillary Clinton said in a speech that Christians in America must deny their faith in Christianity. – False
- Bulgaria recently uncovered 10,000 fake passports that were en route to ISIS militants. – Mostly False
- Did Canada legalize sex with animals? – False
In review, we rate Shoebat a strong conspiracy website based on the promotion of false and unproven claims regarding Muslims. (D. Van Zandt 10/2/2016) Updated (9/9/2020)