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‘Victims Fund’ Started for Fake ‘Bowling Green Massacre’; Donations Go to ACLU

By Joanna McClanahan of Ramblin’ Mama

On Thursday, real-life troll Kellyanne Conway told MSNBC something that immediately got the internet’s attention:

“I bet it’s brand new information to people that President Obama had a six-month ban on the Iraqi refugee program after two Iraqis came here to this country, were radicalized and they were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green massacre. It didn’t get covered,” Conway told Chris Matthews.

A funny thing about this ‘Bowling Green Massacre’ that never got covered: IT NEVER ACTUALLY HAPPENED.

What Conway was probably referring to was two Iraqi refugees from Bowling Green who, according to CNN, “were never planning on committing an act of terrorism on US soil…they were trying to help get weapons to al Qaeda in Iraq. They were terrorists who should not have been allowed in the country, but they weren’t planning an attack in the U.S. And they didn’t kill anyone in Bowling Green (or anywhere else in the U.S.).”

But the internet was, well, the internet, and before Conway could say “alternative facts,” it had taken the made-up massacre and run with it. Hence, The Bowling Green Massacre Victims Fund was born.

The completely made-up victims fund for the completely made-up massacre says the following on its homepage:

We all still carry the vivid memories of what horrors occurred at Bowling Green, but some still relive those moments everyday as they work to rebuild a community torn apart.


As we join together with our thoughts and prayers, we will always remember how our fortitude and compassion unite us all through these difficult times.

The option to make a donation links directly to the ACLU’s donations page.

Thanks, internet, for renewing my faith in your awesomeness.