Apart from the fact that Jubbal’s turban clearly identifies him as Sikh, there were a number of other inconsistencies in the photoshopped hoax—including North American power outlets and a sex toy, as identified by BuzzFeed. Also, as the Sydney Morning Herald succinctly explained, “Korans generally cannot take selfies.”

Nonetheless, the hoax was convincing enough for La Razon—a major Spanish daily newspaper—which carried Jubbal’s picture on its frontpage (top left corner) on Sunday.

A number of other European outlets also carried the photoshopped image.

Although the perpetrators of the hoax haven’t been identified, Jubbal holds GamerGate—an online movement within the video game community—responsible for the incident. And this isn’t the first time GamerGate has attacked Jubbal: About 10 months ago, members of the group apparently flooded Jubbal’s Twitter timeline with images from 9/11.

After 9/11, many Sikhs in America were mistaken for Muslims. There were multiple attacks on Sikh men following the terror attack, including the murder of Arizona gas station owner Balbir Singh Sodhi and the assault on a Sikh temple in Oak Creek.

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