Woman falsely portrayed as suicide bomber: ‘I live in continuous fear’


If it seemed too strange to be true, it’s because it was.

The woman seen soaking in a bubble bath on the front pages of the world’s newspapers and websites and dubbed “thug in a tub” by the New York Post, is not, in fact, the woman who was blown up in a police raid in Paris last week.

Nabila Bakkatha, the woman in that photo, is still very much alive. Hasna Ait Boulahcen, the alleged terrorist — is dead.

The photos were sold to a journalist by a former friend who was reportedly out for revenge and had noticed the similarities between the two women. Speaking to the media outlet AJ+, Bakkatha said she had no connection to terrorism — and she wants to correct the record. …

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