The image below was created by Afghan artist Shamsia Hassani.
The claim went viral in mid-September 2021. Some posts were shared and liked thousands of times.
MENA: We conducted a reverse image search of the photo and found that it was not created by Hassani. It was actually created by Czech advertising agency Young and Rubicam as part of a series on questioning radicalism.
Hassani posted on Twitter: “Recently I noticed that hundreds of social media users shared this image as my artwork on their profiles/pages, but this is not my artwork. i know that they wanted to support me and my art but please make sure to give the credit to the real artist.”