The “Bowling Green massacre” an “atrocity” that Kellaynne Conway claimed to have occurred in Bowling Green, Kentucky by some Iraqi refugees received sharp response from the New Yorkers on Friday as many went for a mock vigil, remembering the “victims” of the alleged massacre. Later it was revealed that the massacre never took place.
The presidential adviser earlier referred to the so-called massacre to justify President Donald Trump’s decision to ban immigration from seven Muslim majority countries on temporary basis. Mr. Trump’s executive decision caused major controversies not only in the United States but throughout the international arena as people in US and abroad continues to protest against the ban.
Later in a tweet, Conway explained that she was referring to two perpetrators who were arrested from Bowling Green in 2011 after they were found to be guilty of planning to provide cash and weapons to Al-Qaida terrorists. However, that didn’t stop people from mocking the President’s adviser for her earlier false claims.
Bowling Green is renowned for being welcoming to the refugees. The International Center of Kentucky is one of the refugee resettlement agencies located here that is working hard to help refugees to get settled in the area. Earlier, Conway was criticized for using the phrase “alternative fact” to defend false claims made by the White House about record breaking attendance during Mr. Trump’s inauguration as the 45th president of the United States.