Conway Says She Meant to Say 'Bowling Green Terrorists' -- Not 'Massacre'

An event that never happened is trending on Twitter. “The Bowling Green Massacre” was cited by senior advisor Kellyanne Conway in defense of President Trump's travel ban. The event was not a massacre, but rather an arrest in 2011 of two Iraqis living in Bowling Green.

During a television interview, Conway said, “These are nations very narrowly prescribed and also temporary. I bet there was very little coverage. 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 and they were radicalized, and they were the masterminds behind 'the Bowling Green Massacre.' Most people don't know that because it didn't get covered.”

The event was not a massacre.

Two Iraqis living in Bowling Green, Kentucky were arrested in 2011 on terror charges.

Those two men were allegedly tying to help get weapons to Al Qaeda in Iraq.

They never planned a terror attack on US soil and they didn't kill anyone in Bowling Green or anywhere else in the US.

Conway did take to Twitter to issue a clarification on the issue:

 

 

“The Bowling Green Massacre” comments have started a social media firestorm and have even prompted the creation of a fake web page called “The Bowling Green Massacre Victims Fund.”

 


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