A truly bonkers story from the Washington Post today pictures six "women wearing burqas on a bus" that went viral in Norway on Friday.
Posting to a private Facebook group called "Fatherland first," a journalist uploaded the following photo with a caption: "What do people think of this?" What ensued was the hateful rhetoric typical of a private, anti-immigration Facebook group.
See if you can see why that's particularly stupid.
It's a photo of six bus seats. The journalist, Johan Slattavik, said he "laid out the photo to see what [would] happen" and he "ended up having a good laugh."
The trolls never disappoint.
According to the Post, one commenter chimed in about the photo, "looks really scary, should be banned. You can never know who is under there. Could be terrorists with weapons." More called it "frightening" and "tragic."
The ridiculous exchange went viral after someone named Sindre Beyer posted a screenshots of the interactions with the caption, “What happens when a photo of some empty bus seats is posted to a disgusting Facebook group and nearly everyone thinks they see a bunch of burqas?”
Norway is currently considering a law banning "face-covering Muslim veils in kindergartens, schools and universities," according to Reuters.
No word on whether bus seats will face a similar ban.