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Fact Check: Safiya Firoze Afghanistan Pilot Stoned To Death



A story about a female Afghan pilot named Safia Firoze has gone popular on social media. What exactly is Fact Check?

According to reports, Firoze, an Afghan Air Force pilot, was stoned to death when the Taliban took control of the nation.

Safiya Firozi, one of the four lady pilots of the Afghan Air Force stoned to death in public this morning”. One of the claims read. “We should hang our heads in shame . RIP Safiya Firozi,” Another said.

Safiya Firoze Fact check

  • The story is false

The photo, on the other hand, is from a 2015 event in which a 27-year-old woman called  Farkhunda Malikzada.

The 27-year-old Muslim woman was murdered by a mob after being wrongly accused of burning passages from the Quran, Islam’s sacred book.

According to a 2016 Human Rights Watch study, the murder of 27-year-old Malikzada proved a failure to promote women’s rights in Afghanistan, despite repeated government assurances.


Kentrell McNeal, 15, killed in Chicago Shooting



Two Chicago high school students were killed in gun violence in Chicago on Tuesday. 15-year-old Simeon High School student, Kentrell McNeal has been identified as one of the deceased.

 McNeal was pronounced dead at 9:33 a.m. Wednesday.

McNeal and the 14-year-old boy were attacked while sitting in a car around 6:30 p.m. in the 5200 block of South Lake Park Avenue. According to Police

Kentrell McNeal/Facebook

The younger boy was struck in the leg and transported to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition, police said.

McNeal suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was taken to Provident Hospital, police said. He was transferred to Comer.

Kentrell McNeal eating pizza/Facebook

McNeal was part of the nonprofit youth group Good Kids Mad City, according to the group’s executive director Carlil Pittman.

“Lately I had the opportunity to spend a lot of time with Kentrell,” Pittman wrote on Twitter. 

 is why it’s so important to have creative spaces and outlets for young people to be able to go to because there’s nothing on the streets of Chicago for them already. RIP.”

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