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When instituting Quds Day, did Khomeini say that one should emulate Imam Ali who killed 700 Jews?

The German newspaper Der Spiegel claims: Der Schwiegersohn des Propheten ist das Vorbild: Imam Ali habe "siebenhundert Juden an einem Tag" erschlagen. Ihm solle man nacheifern, verkündet ...
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Did Saudi Grand Mufti Abdul Aziz claim the earth is flat?

According to various social media posts (eg one and two and google search shows many results with the meme), Ibn Baz said the following in 1993: Transcript: "The earth is flat. Whoever claims it ...
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Did Money Magazine say 78% of people have major negative financial event per decade?

Dave Ramsey says that: Money magazine states that 78% of us will have a major negative financial event in any given 10-year period The only other source that I can find for this online seems to ...
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Did Comey say that Trump did not try to obstruct justice?

According to a Fox News post on Facebook, Comey said during his testimony before the Senate committee that in his opinion, Trump did not try to obstruct justice: Comey said flatly that President ...
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Did Theresa May say that girls' having male role models starts to curb the promotion of lesbianism in schools?

Kevin Cummins, a London-based photographer, recently tweeted this image: The concern with the image is the text Curbing the promotion of lesbianism in Merton's schools starts with girls having ...
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Did Narendra Modi tweet this?

This post on facebook claims that Narendra Modi tweeted: Dear HSC students please don't get upset with your results. Remember i am a chai wala & Arvind Kejriwal is from IIT Kharagpur #...
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Was the Speed of Light known in 13th century India?

The following links claim that there is evidence of the correct speed of light in a Rig Veda Commentary: Quora: Did Sayana know the Speed of Light Speed of light in the Rig veda In the hymn, the ...
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Did Stalin say "...Roosevelt explained that democracy is the power of American people"

There's a quote going on in some discussions in Russian. The quote itself is well-known and have about 100k hits if you sum different variations on Google. Я всегда думал что демократия — это ...
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Did General Curtis Lemay say that 20% of the North Korean population had been killed?

This tweet by Crimes of the US‏ attributes the following quote to General Curtis LeMay: "We burned down every town in North Korea... we killed off twenty percent of the population" - US General ...
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Did Einstein say this about education?

I have read the following quote that is attributed to Albert Einstein: The aim of education must be the training of independently acting and thinking individuals who, however, see in the service ...
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Did a British committee in 1907 recommend pushing Middle East into internal wars?

The 2007 article The Arab Scene 100 years After Campbell-Bannerman is an English translation of an article about a committee created by British Prime Minister Henry Campbell-Bannerman in 1907. The ...
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Are the statements attributed to Donald Trump and his sons about Russian connections accurately quoted?

Holly O'Reilly posted an image on twitter that gives the following quotes: "I have nothing to do with Russia - no deals, no loans, no nothing." -- Donald Trump "Russians make up a ...
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Did Emmanuel Macron say France deserved acts of terrorism? [closed]

I've seen this image floating around on Facebook and Twitter: We have been horribly Islamophobic, and we deserve each act of terrorism that is inflicted upon us. - Emmanuel Macron Did Macron ...
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Did Twain state: "Most people are bothered by those Scripture passages which they cannot understand...."

Most people are bothered by those Scripture passages which they cannot understand. But for me, the passages in Scripture which trouble me most are those which I do understand.” –Mark Twain I've ...
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Does Sitt al-Banaat Khaalid exist, and did she write about the benefits of FGM?

Various sites report that a gynecologist named Sitt al-Banaat Khaalid wrote about the benefits of female genital mutilation (FGM) in an article - sometimes also called a study, dated to 2003 - titled "...
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Did Donald Trump say this about his daughter and wife?

If you Google for the phrase "Is it wrong to be more sexually attracted to your own daughter than your wife?", you will find quite a few sites, some of them reputable publications purporting that ...
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Did Robert Conquest ever state his "Three Laws of Politics"?

Robert Conquest was an historian who is sometimes quoted for his "Three Laws of Politics": Everyone is conservative about what he knows best. Any organization not explicitly right-wing sooner ...
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Did Malcolm X say this about Islam?

The religion of Islam actually restores one's human feelings, human rights, human incentives, human, his talent. -- Malcolm X The above quote by Malcolm X, African-American Muslim minister and human ...
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Did Marie Antoinette say "Let them eat cake"?

Is there any evidence that Queen Marie Antoinette said "Let them eat cake"? It is often purported that she said this in response to learning that the peasants had no bread to eat.
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Did Einstein comment on feeling the presence of Jesus while reading the Gospels?

Einstein is purported to have said the following quote: No one can read the Gospels without feeling the actual presence of Jesus. His personality pulsates in every word. No myth is filled with ...
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Did Ataturk say that Islam is "an absurd theology" and "a rotting corpse which poisons our lives"?

Various places (for example, the books Reset: Iran, Turkey, and America's Future by Stephen Kinzer and From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia by Pankaj Mishra) ...
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Did E.E. Cummings say "I never saw a pessimistic general win a battle"?

Where does the quote "I never saw a pessimistic general win a battle" come from? I saw it posted on Facebook and attributed to American poet, E.E. Cummings (or e. e. cummings, as he sometimes liked ...
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Did Einstein say this quote about war & patriotism?

Can this quote be correctly attributed to Albert Einstein? If so, can we have a source for it? He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a ...
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Did Joseph Goebbels say "Accuse the other side of that which you are guilty"?

The quote, "accuse the other side of that which you are guilty" is often attributed to Joseph Goebbels. For example this meme and it also appears in me.me and memegenerator.net. I have looked for it ...
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Has Richard Spencer called for a "peaceful ethnic cleansing"?

There are many articles claiming that Richard Spencer called for a "peaceful ethnic cleansing". However, CNN says that Spencer denies this: He once called for a "peaceful ethnic cleansing," a ...
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Is Amin al-Husseini's memoir being accurately quoted concerning eradicating Jews?

A variety of sources are stating that in a memoir Amin al-Husseini, once the Mufti of Jerusalem, wrote: Our fundamental condition for cooperating with Germany was a free hand to eradicate every ...
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Did Richard Feynman say "Philosophy of science is about as useful to scientists as ornithology is to birds."

A quote that is often attributed to Richard Feynman is Philosophy of science is about as useful to scientists as ornithology is to birds. Is there any evidence to suggest that Richard Feynman ...
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Did Amin al-Husaini say, "slaughter Jews wherever you find them"?

Mohammed Amin al-Husseini (1897-1974) was a Palestinian Arab nationalist and Muslim leader in Mandatory Palestine. He was appointed as the grand Mufti of Jerusalem in 1921 by the British High ...
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Did Henry Ford say "If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses"?

Did Henry Ford say If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.
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Did Benjamin Franklin warn the young American Nation against the Jews?

In reading some recent history, I came across an open letter from Osama bin Laden to the American public. In it, he claims the typical "Jews own your banks and media" stuff. But he also claims that ...
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Did Henry Ford say, "Jews control the business..."?

A search for the quote returns results from many websites It claims that Henry ford said, "Jews have always controlled the business... The motion picture influence of the United States and Canada....
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Did Richard Nixon say, "Jews think they can run the world"?

Daily Stormer: In Chicago the demonstrators got close enough to rough up Pompidou and spit on his wife. “This is unconscionable,” raged Nixon. “The fucking Jews think they can run the world. Well…” ...
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Did Zakir Naik say "every Muslim should be a terrorist"?

The Salafi Movement Wikipedia page currently quotes Zakir Naik as saying "every Muslim should be a terrorist". They cite a TIME article: Von Drehle and Ghosh, An Enemy Within: The Making of ...
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Did China say that war with the US over the South China Sea dispute is now a "reality"?

According to this article from the Daily Star, published on the 29th of January, 2017, CHINA has declared war with the US is now a “reality” as military commanders rallied their forces to be ...
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Did Neil Gorsuch found the ‘Fascism Forever Club’ while in school?

The Daily Mail is reporting that SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch formed a "Fascism Forever" Club in prep school. In the article: Gorsuch founded the ‘Fascism Forever Club’ during his freshman year at ...
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Did Ariel Sharon say that the Jewish people control America?

Kevin Barrett claims: I remember it like it happened yesterday. It was early October, 2001. I was driving through the Shorewood neighborhood of Madison, Wisconsin, listening to BBC News on ...
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Did Hitler ever make this quote?

Found this one floating around going viral. Has the moment that Richard Spencer was punched in the face, followed by this quote. "Only one thing could have stopped our movement - if our adversaries ...
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Did Plato & Socrates make these quotes about politics?

In this BBC Newsnight segment, Viewpoint: What can Plato teach us about Donald Trump?, they attribute a number of quotes to Plato and Aristotle that could be interpreted as predicting a scenario ...
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Has Trump exonerated Russia for the downing of flight MH-17?

In an interview with the Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte, according to the NOS (Dutch Public Broadcasting), he said the following about the relations with the USA, in light of the recent elections in ...
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Did Benjamin Netanyahu say this about Christian Zionists? [closed]

The following quote is attributed to Benjamin Netanyahu, the current Prime Minister of Israel. It appears in inspiringquotes.us. It was shared by a couple of Facebook users, and the quote or part of ...
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Did Vinayak Damodar Savarkar say, “Nazism proved undeniably the saviour of Germany”?

The Shillong Times: The greatest admirer of Hitler and Mussolini was Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, a leading RSS member who coined the term Hindutva and advocated reconversion of the converted Hindus ...
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Which Martin Luther said "Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree."

I was wondering if this quote was from the German professor of theology, Martin Luther(1483-1546) as said e.g. here: Or from the American Baptist minister Martin Luther King Jr.(1929-1968) as said e....
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Did Tsar Nicholas II write “1916 was cursed, 1917 will surely be better”?

Chess legend and political activist Gary Kasparov tweeted this New Year a claimed quote from Tsar Nicholas II’s diary: “The year 1916 was cursed; 1917 will surely be better!” (For those not versed in ...
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Did Muhammad al-Arifi describe non-Arab Muslims as cowards?

The following photo was posted in the Citizens for secular democracy, Pakistan Facebook group. It claims Saudi author Muhammad al-Arifi said: ARABS are the true Muslims and the true ...
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Did Malcolm X say that Islam has shown him that a blanket indictment of all white people is wrong?

The true Islam has shown me that a blanket indictment of all white people is as wrong as when whites make blanket indictments against blacks. It can be found here and here, but this answer on Quora ...
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Did Donald Trump say that "global warming was a hoax invented by the Chinese"?

In the Presidential debate of 26th September, Hillary Clinton claimed that "Donald Trump said that global warming was a hoax invented by the Chinese" . Trump replied several times "I did not say that"....
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Did Donald Trump tell people to "check out" Alicia Machado's sex tape?

In the presidential debates, Donald Trump denied that he told people to "check out sex tape" of Alicia Machado. Did he in fact say "check out sex tape" about her?
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Did the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Israeli Army say this about human trafficking?

Did General Yair Golan, the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Israeli Army say this? General Golan, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Israeli Army, on Holocaust Memorial Day, said: “If there is ...
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Did Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, The Supreme Leader of Iran, say this about pedophilia?

In an article on FaithFreedom.org, Jennifer King claims: Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, The Supreme Leader of Iran, the Shia Grand Ayatollah, 1979-89 said in his official statements: "A man ...
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Did Will Durant say "The Islamic conquest of India is probably the bloodiest story in history"?

DanielPipes.org claims Will Durant said: "The Islamic conquest of India is probably the bloodiest story in history. It is a discouraging tale, for its evident moral is that civilization is a ...
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