FACT CHECK: Are Signs In England Including Arabic Text?

Anna Mock | Fact Check Reporter

A photo shared on Facebook allegedly shows a road sign in England displaying Arabic text.  

Verdict: False

The photo has been digitally altered. The screenshot was taken from Google Street View in 2015, which does not show the Arabic text. 

Fact Check: 

British Foreign Secretary David Cameron announced on Thursday that those responsible for violence against Palestinians will be barred from entry to Britain, according to Reuters.  Cameron also took to X, formerly Twitter, to share his views, calling those responsible “extremist settlers,” The Times of Israel reported.

The Facebook post purports road signs in England now include Arabic. The image appears to show the names of locations in the country with Arabic text underneath.

The caption reads, “And here we start the islamification of England.”

The photo has been digitally altered, however. The original image is a screenshot taken from Google Street View in 2015, which does not show the Arabic text. The image has been circulating since at least 2016, when it was debunked by Metro. (Did The Idf Arabic Facebook Page Say Israel Bombed The Gaza Hospital?)

Check Your Fact has reached out to a spokesperson for National Highways in the U.K. and will update this piece accordingly if a comment is received. 

This is not the first time misinformation involving the U.K. has spread online. Check Your Fact recently debunked a video purportedly showing U.K. police officers flashing the peace sign to pro-Palestine protesters during a demonstration.

Anna Mock

Fact Check Reporter