Claim of a Mossad Break-In to Grab a Shoe — Believe It? It’s Big On #Twitter

From Toe to Heel, This Claim is Ridiculous — But Mossad’s Often Named in Fables

Asghar Bukhari, a Muslim activist in Great Britain, claims — on Facebook — that “Zionists” broke into his home.  To intimidate him, he suggests, they stole just one thing: one of his shoes.  One shoe.

Bukhari warns other anti-Israel activists that they should be on the lookout for similar antics, which he interprets as a message from the Mossad that they know where you live and can attack you anytime they feel like it.

The Mossad has had no response, of course.  But many pro-Israel commentators have had a wonderful time making fun of Bukhari’s claim.  In fact, a Twitter hash tag — #MossadStoleMyShoe — achieved instant popularity.

From @GeneralBoles on Twitter

From @GeneralBoles on Twitter

A newspaper article in Haaretz has some good examples.  How about the tweet that purports to show Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordering Israeli agents to go out, grab their target (a black shoe), and don’t return until they have it.

Would the Mossad really risk some of its operatives on an illegal break-in in a foreign country, for the sake of taking a shoe and thus sending a well-heeled message?  No.

But ridiculous inventions and conspiracy theories are nothing new, when it comes to the Mossad.

An Egyptian newspaper once wrote that the Mossad had trained sharks and was using them to spy on various facilities and people.

When it comes to Israeli intelligence’s prime target — Iran — an official of that country claimed 8 years ago that the Mossad employed squirrels to spy on Iran. In fact, over a dozen squirrels were taken into custody — but it isn’t known if they cracked under interrogation and talked.

June 14, 2015

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