“कुरान में अल्लाह पाक ने फ़रमाया है कि इज़राइल में दज्जाल पैदा होगा जिसकी एक आँख होगी। अब इज़राइल में ये बच्चा पैदा हो गया है……अल्लाह हम सब की हिफाज़त फरमाये।सच्ची और पक्की तौबा नसीब फरमाये।आमीन”

Translation: “In the Quran, Allah has decreed that ‘dajjal’ will be born in Israel, who will have one eye. This child has now been born in Israel…may Allah protect us all. May Allah shower good fortune. Amen.”

The aforestated message has gone viral on Facebook along with a video which shows an infant with only one eye. The video is 52 seconds long and is of disconcerting nature. Viewer discretion is advised.

कुरान में अल्लाह पाक ने फ़रमाया है कि इज़राइल में दज्जाल पैदा होगा जिसकी एक आँख होगी। अब इज़राइल में ये बच्चा पैदा हो गया है……अल्लाह हम सब की हिफाज़त फरमाये।सच्ची और पक्की तौबा नसीब फरमाये।आमीन

Posted by AIMIM INDIA on Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The above post is of the page AIMIM India, a fan page of the Hyderabad-based political party. The video has been viewed over 40,000 times from this post alone, which has been shared over 2800 times since it was shared on July 25. The page has a following of over 225,000.

‘Dajjal’ in Islamic theology is an anti-messianic figure comparable to the Antichrist in Christian theology who will masquerade as a messiah before the Day of Judgement. Several individual users have posted this video on their Facebook timelines with identical text.

BIRTH DEFECT CALLED ‘CYCLOPIA’

The video depicts a condition called cyclopia, which is a rare birth defect. It is a type of holoprosencephaly, a disorder in which the forebrain fails to separate completely into two distinct cerebral hemispheres (left and right). According to Healthline, cyclopia is a rare occurrence (1 in 100,000 newborns) and is also found in animals such as dogs, sheep, goats, etc.

Babies born with this defect barely survive for a few hours. A common symptom of cyclopia “is a single eye or a partially divided eye”. The term ‘cyclopia’ derives from ‘Cyclops‘, a Greek mythical one-eyed giant.

Alt News reverse-searched one of the keyframes of the viral video, and found a that it has been floating on the internet at least since July 2013.

 

This video is of a baby born with a rare birth defect called ‘cyclopia’ and has nothing to do with ‘Antichrist’ or ‘Dajjal’.

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Arjun Sidharth is a writer with Alt News. He has previously worked in the television news industry, where he managed news bulletins and breaking news scenarios, apart from scripting numerous prime time television stories. He has also been actively involved with various freelance projects. Sidharth has studied economics, political science, international relations and journalism. He has a keen interest in books, movies, music, sports, politics, foreign policy, history and economics. His hobbies include reading, watching movies and indoor gaming.