In a glaring rejection of Islamic State’s perverted vision of Islam, Muslims around the world have been mocking its call to arms with a barrage of hilarious comments since the terror group urged believers to “urgently” join the so-called “caliphate.”
In an audio message allegedly recorded by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed “caliph” of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), the terror leader spent some 24-minutes trying to convince its members that the group is feeling “better than ever” under increasing pressure from Russia and US-led airstrikes.
Anjum Rauf Meer @anjum_meer
I urgently call upon every Muslim to join in ridiculing Baghdadi and his group of idiots. https://twitter.com/iyad_elbaghdadi/status/680776223606333440 …
8:27 AM - 26 Dec 2015
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Constant bombings and a fire storm from above (Thank you, Russia) has only “toughened” the organization and helped cleanse it of those unworthy, he claimed. However, apparently suffering severe human resource losses, he called upon Muslims around the globe to “urgently” join the terror group’s cause and become new recruits.
@SalmanSoz Salman Anees Soz Retweeted Iyad El-Baghdadi
Sorry #ISIS. This Muslim is just waking up. Needs coffee. Also, it's Christmas weekend family time. Run along now.
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Quite predictably, it turned out that Muslims across the globe have many more exciting and urgent things to do. Rejecting the message IS has been attempting to spread and demonstrating that an overwhelming majority of Muslims follow Islam peacefully, hundreds laughed at Baghdadi’s message on social media.
Jay Zadeh @JayLikesIt
@iyad_elbaghdadi Sorry Amir al-Mushrikeen, I'm busy being a real Muslim, giving to charity etc. Also, your dental plan sucks. #GoatTeethISIS
9:27 AM - 27 Dec 2015
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potato head @ozzypotato
@iyad_elbaghdadi too busy being part of a civilised and functioning society.
7:22 AM - 27 Dec 2015
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An Emirati activist, Iyad el-Baghdadi, ironically also bearing the notorious name, received hundreds of funny and sarcastic responses after translating the terror group’s plea.
Emir Hamidović @xamidovic
@iyad_elbaghdadi damn dude.... I was on my way but then I saw the fuel prices. Send me money for fuel and I'm on my way.
8:59 AM - 27 Dec 2015
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Some cited travel restrictions and busy airports during the holiday season as reasons they couldn’t leave for Syria or Iraq right away.
George Norman @HelloGeorgeN
@iyad_elbaghdadi Sorry dudes. Christmas week. Flights all booked.
12:07 PM - 26 Dec 2015
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Would do, but there's engineering work on the trains around London Bridge. Soz https://twitter.com/iyad_elbaghdadi/status/680776223606333440 …
9:19 AM - 26 Dec 2015
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Others said that joining a group of lunatics was a low priority for them compared to watching TV series on Netflix or going to the movies to check out the new episode of Star Wars.
But then how will I watch all the upcoming Star Wars movies? Also I don't like hanging with murderous psychopaths https://twitter.com/iyad_elbaghdadi/status/680776223606333440 …
9:59 AM - 26 Dec 2015
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Steven Hulme @HulmeSteven
@iyad_elbaghdadi @abzlove @vicky_fallon Bit busy watching "Abz on the Farm" on the iplayer, mate. Best of luck though, yeah?
11:57 AM - 27 Dec 2015
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Menna منّة @TheMiinz
Too busy doing some Netflix related things. https://twitter.com/iyad_elbaghdadi/status/680776223606333440 …
7:43 AM - 27 Dec 2015
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Reluctance to miss football matches or watch the UEFA Champions League final were other popular reasons to pass on the invitation.
Sorry bruv. Not until Liverpool wins the league. Then after that we have the Champions League. Raincheck? https://twitter.com/iyad_elbaghdadi/status/680776223606333440 …
7:24 AM - 27 Dec 2015 · Ulu Langat, Selangor, Malaysia
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Some people wondered if IS could help them sort out urgent tasks first.
Dilshad Riaz Virk @DilshadRiaz
@iyad_elbaghdadi Ohh plz dude, not now. Very tight schedule these days.
5:25 AM - 27 Dec 2015
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Authoritarian parents and college classes were also among the obstacles preventing potential recruits from rushing to join the “murderous psychopaths.”
@iyad_elbaghdadi I've got a note from my mum saying I don't need to
12:04 PM - 27 Dec 2015
Guidance of God @guidanceofgod
@iyad_elbaghdadi My dad said I have to be home by 8pm. Will we be done by then?
8:13 AM - 27 Dec 2015
A sink full of unwashed dishes and taking a pet to a vet, along with other small chores and errands, forced others to take a rain check and wonder if the offer would still be valid “next week.”
Umar Aftab Butt @documaraftab
@iyad_elbaghdadi sorry. Saw the tweet late. Next week, maybe?
1:44 PM - 26 Dec 2015
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