How a misleading YouTube video is stoking fears about Shariah law before the election - 2019-07-17
A short, grainy YouTube video circulating on social media purports to show evidence of an imam claiming that if Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is re-elected, he will institute Shariah law, the legal code of Islam, based on the Qur'an.
But the video was taken out of context, according to the man featured in it, and it was created by Sandra Solomon, known for her anti-Islam views.
The video has about 50,000 views on YouTube, a middling amount, but it has been posted on at least three different Facebook groups that are critical of Trudeau. Altogether, the groups have more than 185,000 likes, and posts of the video were shared more than 7,000 times.