On Sunday night, ISIS leader Abubakr Al Baghdad sent a message to all Muslims via audio message to come join ISIS’s fight and abandon the Western world. Arab Spring activist Iyad El-Baghdadi translated the messages on Twitter, conveying Baghdad’s call to arms: “We urgently call upon every Muslim to join the fight, especially those in the land of the two shrines (Saudi Arabia), rise.”
ISIS leader: All Muslims should back and support the Islamic State, or else God's wrath will befall us.— Iyad El-Baghdadi (@iyad_elbaghdadi) December 26, 2015
ISIS leader: Every oppressor and occupier in the region has ganged up on us, this is enough proof that we are in the right.— Iyad El-Baghdadi (@iyad_elbaghdadi) December 26, 2015
ISIS has been quite successful in online recruitment thus far, leading many individuals to radicalize, but this attempt majorly backfired—the response to Baghdadi’s tweets was hilarious and perfect.
Muslim Twitter users demonstrated their complete disdain for Baghdad’s message and trolled ISIS in the best sense, relaying mundane reasons for being unable to join their fight.
@iyad_elbaghdadi sorry, but I can't trust a group that uses a deflating football and Arabic comic sans as their logo— 1000 Revolutions (@Thousandrevs) December 26, 2015
@iyad_elbaghdadi I wanna wait until April and find out what happened to Jon Snow— Hind Al-Sulaiti (@hsulaiti) December 27, 2015
@iyad_elbaghdadi My dad said I have to be home by 8pm. Will we be done by then?— Safiyya-Maryam Ahmed (@guidanceofgod) December 27, 2015
@iyad_elbaghdadi Sorry am in a bit of a hurry, must 'daesh'!— Glen Hattersley (@rocknroll66) December 27, 2015
@iyad_elbaghdadi gotta do the dishes bruv— RasheedAB (@RasheedAB) December 26, 2015
@iyad_elbaghdadi I am coming. Reply this tweet with where you are and don't start till I get there. Ok.— Dr. Peregrino Brimah (@EveryNigerian) December 28, 2015
@iyad_elbaghdadi sorry. Saw the tweet late. Next week, maybe?— Umar Aftab Butt (@documaraftab) December 26, 2015
I've got Star Wars on Sunday. Maybe later. https://t.co/UQ71PkUi4j— Saadat Ali Zia (@my69cents) December 26, 2015
@iyad_elbaghdadi sorry, I'm washing my hair— falafelandchips (@falafelandchips) December 26, 2015
@iyad_elbaghdadi too busy being part of a civilised and functioning society.— potato head (@ozzypotato) December 27, 2015
@iyad_elbaghdadi I've got a note from my mum saying I don't need to— george_smith@1975 (@georgesmith1975) December 27, 2015
Tweets such as these are really the only acceptable responses to ISIS.
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