An article claiming U.S. President Barack Obama  proclaimed August as “International Muslim Awareness Month” is fake.
An article claiming US President Barack Obama proclaimed August as 'International Muslim Awareness Month' is fake.Reuters

An article claiming US President Barack Obama has declared August as 'International Muslim Awareness Month' is fake.

The story was posted on National Report, a satirical website well known for publishing fake stories with sensational headlines.

The bogus report read: "In a proclamation issued today, President Obama has designated August as 'International Muslim Awareness Month.'"

The article carried a fake quote of Obama as well.

"The Muslim community around the world deserves our full acceptance, respect, apologies and most importantly, our awareness," Obama told reporters.

"The world has done horrible things to the Muslim people since the beginning of time. Americans have killed millions of Muslims overseas since the September 11th attacks. They are not all bad, in fact most of them are good, hard-working folks just like yourself, living day to day, trying to survive and for that they need to be celebrated.

"So from now on, the world will know the month of August to be a month of celebration for the Muslim community, the Sunnah and the amazing teachings of the Quran."

The 'report' was re-posted on the alleged right-wing website 'Conservative Frontline.' It publishes false reports taken from the National Report.

Previously, National Report has published similar fake reports titled 'Obama Declares November National Muslim Appreciation Month' and 'Obama Administration Announces Nationwide Muslim Outreach Program For Children Grades K-1' which garnered a lot of attention.