Hope you’ve got your shocked faces handy … you’re gonna need ’em for this:

More from FOX 2 in Detroit:

The leader of a mosque in Dearborn has confirmed to FOX 2 that a man who claimed his mother died in Iraq after being barred from returning to the United States under a ban instituted by President Trump this weekend, lied to FOX 2 about when her death occurred.

Imam Husham Al-Hussainy, leader of the Karbalaa Islamic Educational Center in Dearborn, says Mike Hager’s mom did not pass away this weekend after being barred from traveling to the United States. The Imam confirms that Hager’s mother died before the ban was put in place.

After the story aired on FOX 2 and was posted on FOX2Detroit.com, we received many questions about the validity of Hager’s claims that his mother died waiting to be approved to come home. FOX 2 has confirmed that his mother died five days earlier.

Whoopsie! Oh well. Good thing media didn’t run with the bogus story or anything:

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, we’re just gonna say it: They. Never. Learn.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.



For what it’s worth:

That’s refreshing these days.

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