The Syrian Shawarma in Islamabad has gone viral
Recently, a man selling Syrian shawarma Islamabad has been enjoying a lot of popularity. Soon his videos spread on social media following news coverage on his work and life in Pakistan. People started lining up for his shawarma because it offered “authentic” alternative to the typical Pakistani shawarmas. However recent rumors of his accident and stay in the hospital had worried many.
The Syrian Shawarma in Islamabad became extremely popular after this video
His stall in F-10 Markaz, Islamabad has enjoyed a lot of limelight. People have been showing their utmost love and support to the Syrian refugee, making him feel at home.
— Zulqarnain Sadiq PTI 🏏 🇵🇰 (@zulqarnainpti1) October 9, 2019
The shawarmas became insanely popular on social media
Dunya idher ki udher ho jaye, I ain't coming back home from university tomorrow without getting my hands on that Syrian shawarma.
— umer. (@TyrionTribbiani) October 7, 2019
highkey wanna try the syrian shawarma place in islamabad someone take me
— مشال⚡️ (@kishhmisha) October 9, 2019
Within no time the Syrian shawarma in Islamabad was famous and lines going for more than 2 hours became a norm
Social Media is very powerfull..
— 🇵🇰Falak_Sher🇵🇰 (@Swift_Retort) October 9, 2019
I am talking CRAZY FAMOUS
So this syrian shawarma guy is getting crazy fame thanks to social media.
I've taken a token and my turn will come after 2 hours! Let's see if it's worth the hype 😂 #Islamabad pic.twitter.com/9laowQzYU5
— Nabeha Latif (@Nabehal) October 7, 2019
Syrian shawarma-maker taking orders, after trending on Twitter the past two days: pic.twitter.com/CCG8RpVrD6
— Paul (@mrithejester) October 5, 2019
The Syrian guy thanked and expressed his love to the people of Islamabad for showing him so much support
One word for Islamabadians ❤️🤗 by Syrian Refugee (Shawarma)
Authentic Syrian Shawarma by a Syrian Refugee in F-10 Markaz Islamabad#Islamabad #pakistan #Beautiful #islamabadians pic.twitter.com/0YiPK2BCHe
— Islamabadians (@Islamabadianspk) October 6, 2019
His shawarmas even made Islamabadis stay awake past 9pm 😝
Who says Islamabad sleeps early ? It’s 2am and the Syrian Shawarma place is still Full of people 😂 pic.twitter.com/6uWG089kvx
— Sara. (@BauhatSara) October 6, 2019
However, a recent rumor of the Syrian shawarma guy in Islamabad being in an accident spread like wildfire and people instantly panicked
The alleged accident was said to be a pre-planned attack by the competitors of the shawarma guy because they were apparently jealous of his popularity.
Syrian Shawarma Owner had accident in G-9 and his shop closed now. Media and police showing possibility of pre planned hit and run by competitive shop owners after too much hype. #Islamabad #inislamabad pic.twitter.com/1cpl6zkZOC
— In Islamabad (@InIslamabad) October 10, 2019
— Nayab Raza (@Nayab_Raza9) October 10, 2019
People were pissed after learning that the Syrian guy was attacked
Someone attacked the Syrian Shawarma guy? This country is shit man
— Asad (@mesuturbation) October 10, 2019
And they jumped to SO MANY conclusions
Syrian Shawarma makers met an accident which police suspects to be a preplanned attack.
If it's true, it is really very bad.
The more we strive to portray positive image of Pakistan the worse it happens.
Haters have not got their chance to spill poison once more.#SyrianShawarma
— Ahmed Syed 🇵🇰🇸🇦 (@TheAhmedShah1) October 10, 2019
was gonna get shawarma from the new syrian guy in f10 but he just got into an accident…
— sameen (@IiIyukheivert) October 10, 2019
The rumors led to investigation into what really happened with him and soon the news started pouring in that his accident was nothing but a rumor
The Syrian Shawarma guy news is fake. Apparently two of his helpers met an accident, not him. Apologies. When will I learn not to trust these city run pages? Smh
— Puffin Man (@junaidakram83) October 10, 2019
I don't know why Pakistanis don't mind their own fucking business. There was rumor that the Syrian guy had an accident (Fake). I have seen people getting so much insecure just because a shawarma guy is earning more than any other stall. And some even compared it with a book shop.
— Rao (@CasualRao) October 10, 2019
The Syrian guy himself put an end to all the rumors by confirming that he closed his stall because two of his team members had got into a minor accident so he couldn’t buy the material for shawarmas yesterday
— Shiraz Hassan (@ShirazHassan) October 10, 2019
The time span of discovering the Syrian guy, his shawarmas going viral, the rumors of his accident and the rejection of the accident, is crazy, It shows you how much potential social media really has. Well, now that the Syrian refugee’s safety is ensured, people can again go back to appreciating the unique shawarmas brought to them.
Have you tried these Syrian shawarmas in Islamabad? Let us know what you think about them in the comments below.
Cover image via: bolojawan.com / @ShirazHassan via Twitter