An anti-immigration group in Norway mistakenly confused a photo of some bus seats for women wearing a burka. 

A confused member of the group 'Fatherland First', posted an image of empty bus seats with the question: "What do people think about this?"

The group's members thought the image was one of women's wearing the Islamic veil. But on closer inspection the image is one of a row of empty bus seats.

Members were quick to point out how the picture was 'frightening' and 'scary'.

One user wrote, "It looks really scary, should be banned. You can never know who is under there. Could be terrorists with weapons."  

The reaction to the image was first shared by Sindre Beyer, a Norwegian Labour politician who monitors the activities of the far-right Facebook group.

Sindre is reported as saying, “I’m shocked by how much hate and fake news is spread there. The hatred that was displayed toward some empty bus seats really shows how much prejudices trump wisdom.

“That’s why I shared the post so that more people can see what is happening in the dark corners of the web."

Other social media users were quick to ridicule the group for the error.

But then when the Daily Mail Online ran the story yesterday some readers were a little perplexed that the image was actually fooling them.

Bernard from Melbourne said, "If I was the only one on that bus not covered in a sack I would find that confronting and disturbing. Evry where this religion goes it stuffs everything up."

One posted, "When these people walk around looking like a resprayed postal box, its their own fault if they find themselves on the receiving end of of micky taking."

Another commented, "Quite easy to make this mistake anyway . The people , how do you know it's a woman , who wear these things are practically invisible to me anyway . They just appear to be a bit of cloth ..not human at all . The stupid backward people."

Another said, "I can understand their mistake, not much difference to look at."

One user couldn't help but share his thoughts on Muslim women, "The seats are more useful."