Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Not everything you read about ISIS is true

Remember that hilarious story in the Daily Telegraph (and widely picked up) about the ISIS leader who during his speech as Caliph in Mosul undercut his message by wearing a super-expensive Rolex?

Sadly, like much of what you read about Iraq in the run-up to 2003, it's not true.

The watch is actually a cool but hardly blingy US$330 lunar-oriented device that helps figure prayer times anywhere in the world.

[Via Al-Arabiya]

[Previously in this series: the bogus ISIS tweet to Lionel Messi]