Update: Following publication of this report, the APSACS Facebook page deleted all photos showing Noah Pozner, of which there were more than three.
A large-scale attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, last month left 132 school children and 10 teachers dead.
Among the alleged victims emerged the familiar face of Noah Pozner, one of the children supposedly killed in the December 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
Without explanation, Pozner’s image has appeared in multiple photos and reports of the high-profile Army Public School shooting, reportedly carried out by 9 members of an elite Taliban terror group on December 16.
Here, and in several other photos, Peshawar residents seem genuinely convinced Pozner was a victim of their recent massacre, as his photo hangs directly beneath the microphone of a speaker’s podium surrounded by mourners. / Image credit: APSACS Facebook
Despite his death over two years ago, Pozner also managed to be memorialized on a wall dedicated to the APSACS massacre victims, according to a photo taken by Agence-France Press.
Pozner’s smiling face is also prominently displayed in a photo meme appearing on the website aworldatschool.org, who lists among its supporters the globalist NGO USAID and several United Nations sub-branches, and his photo is also tagged with the name “Huzaifa Huxaifa” on the “Army Public School & College – Boys Peshawar” Facebook page.
A large poster-sized image of Pozner also appears on a memorial wall in Peshawar, and can be spotted in at least two BBC world news reports.
The BBC and its American counterpart “CNN also played a central role in publicizing the Sandy Hook massacre,” notes Florida Atlantic University Professor James Tracy. “The emergence and apparent use of the well-known photo to memorialize the December 16 Taliban school attack victims calls into question the authenticity of both events.”
A journalist with Pakistan’s Express Tribune spotted the image of Pozner early on:
Should be pointed out that bottom middle child in this collage is actually a Sandy Hook victim – 6 yr old Noah Pozner pic.twitter.com/5HSjvdabMe
— omar r quraishi (@omar_quraishi) December 17, 2014
As yet, no official explanation has emerged as to why Pozner’s photo has been inserted among the APSCS victims, but the BBC speculates that internet “recycling” of images is to blame, as another photo featuring a bloody shoe was also misattributed to the same event.
Can the photo’s misuse simply be brushed off as another bumbling Google image search mistake? Or could it be willful subterfuge aimed at poking fun at those who question the validity of the Sandy Hook event?
Professor Tracy also notes the massacre enabled Pakistani authorities to pass some rather draconian legislation:
Pakistan’s political and military leaders have seized upon the mid-December incident to force through drastic measures targeting political prisoners and anti-government militants. One day after the massacre event the Pakistani government led by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif cited the event as it lifted a six-year moratorium on capital punishment in a vow “to eliminate terrorists in Pakistan irrespective of whether they targeted it or neighboring Afghanistan or India,” McClatchey News reports. “Officials said those 23 terrorists would be executed within days, and they’re likely to be followed by dozens more hangings at prisons around the country.” Pakistan presently has over 3,000 prisoners on death row. 
On December 26 Pakistan’s politicians lifted formal constraints on the army to pursue a two year military campaign against “Islamist terrorists.” “We owe it to our coming generations to eliminate this scourge of terror, for once and for all,” army chief of staff General Raheel Shariftold advised political leaders gathered at the prime minster’s residence. Almost immediately following the December 16 massacre, Shariftold advised “unchallengeable powers for the military to pursue, detain and pass verdict on Islamist militants and their abettors.”