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This TikTok Video Does Not Show A Hamas Compound In Alabama

Ahmed Sabry Ahmed Sabry
9th December 2023
This TikTok Video Does Not Show A Hamas Compound In Alabama
The report does not mention Hamas (X)

The Claim

A video shows a Hamas Compound In Alabama.

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A viral video shared on TikTok claims to show a Hamas compound in Alabama accompanied by the caption"Hamas is here and training hidden in plain sight."

The video features footage of a plot of land in Macon County, which, at first sight, may appear to be an abandoned dump. However, a news story within the video, states that the FBI search warrant describes this land as a makeshift military-style obstacle course. It is said to belong to a small group of terrorists led by Siraj Wahhaj, who is the owner of the property.

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Misbar’s Analysis

Misbar investigated the circulating video and found the claim to be misleading. 

The Report Does Not Mention Hamas

Misbar's team found that the viral video is sourced from a news report by Sinclair Broadcast Group, which was originally published on May 10, 2019.

The report does not specifically mention Hamas. It mentioned a compound located near Tuskegee, Alabama, which the FBI, as described in a search warrant obtained by Sinclair, referred to as a "makeshift military style obstacle course." The group associated with this compound was suspected of being involved with a similar compound that was raided in New Mexico in August 2018.

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