The 'New York Times' made a hilarious mistake when referencing this imam's Snapchat handle.

The 'New York Times' made a hilarious mistake when referencing this imam's Snapchat handle.
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In a lengthy article that delivered on the scholarly premise promised in the headline, "Muslim Leaders Wage Theological Battle, Stoking ISIS' Anger," the New York Times apparently misrepresented Imam Suhaib Webb's Snapchat handle. It is not, as previously printed, "Pimpin4Paradise786."

The unlikely correction reads:

Because of an editing error, an article on Monday about a theological battle being fought by Muslim imams and scholars in the West against the Islamic State misstated the Snapchat handle used by Suhaib Webb, one of Muslim leaders speaking out. It is imamsuhaibwebb, not Pimpin4Paradise786.

Ironically, the article—about Muslim leaders in the United States speaking out publicly against ISIS—makes a point about how their efforts have gone largely unreported in Western media. Certainly, you would not be reading about the issue here if it weren't for the phrase Pimpin4Paradise786.

Webb does keep it real, just not "Pimpin4Paradise786" real.

According to Mashable, the mistake was not entirely random. In a Facebook video featuring the imam, Webb jokes his Snapchat is the above, silly handle. The NYT apparently didn't quite get the joke.

This imam is on Snapchat

This imam delivers eight-second sermons on Snapchat. He’s even issued fatwas through the platform, coining the term ‘Snapwās’.

Posted by Quartz on Monday, March 28, 2016

In reality, no one has that handle, as it's too long for the platform. 

It could have been worse. Knowing the style of social media handles, they're lucky they didn't call him PonerBenis6969.

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