A “Muslim immigrant” attacked a Swedish child for having blue eyes. The evidence: crescents of stitches below both eyes in a tightly framed photograph of a fair-skinned child. In the cascade of retweets, a self-proclaimed Trump supporter made a claim typical of most: “12 yr old Swedish boy beaten by Islamic terrorists because his eyes are blue!”
Sophie Willis, age four, was attacked at her home in Cardiff Bay, Wales by Kaizer, the family’s recently adopted Rottweiler stray. Sophie required twenty stitches. Kaizer was destroyed. Since the April 2008 attack, the appropriated photograph of Sophie has regularly resurfaced to back false racist and xenophobic claims with mutable photographic evidence.