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This is how people in the Middle East are making fun of ISIS

Posted by on Sep. 3, 2014 at 12:33 AM
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This Is How People In The Middle East Are Making Fun Of ISIS

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Muslims across the world and particularly in the Middle East have been making lampooning ISIS in numerous ways. One way is to take the group’s Arabic acronym of “Da’ish” and replace it with the rhyming word “Ja’hish” which literally translates to ass.

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“The state of donkeys in Iraq and Syria”

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Huffington Post

As militants of the Islamic State group continue their brutal offensive in Syria and Iraq, some have taken to a whole different front line to attack the radicals: social media.

In recent weeks, dozens of humorous campaigns ridiculing the extremist militants have emerged on Twitter and Facebook. While some blast such humor as insensitive and inappropriate, others defend satire as a way to push back at the Islamic State’s intimidation tactics.

“Sometimes, you have to mock, to belittle. Because sometimes, belittlement is your enemy’s greatest fear,” Libyan-American writer Hend Amry wrote on Twitter.

Amry was responding to critics of a #ISISMovies, a hashtag that briefly took off in mid-August riffing off popular film titles to mock the Islamic State militants.

In another online satire, Twitter users mocked up a “Jihadi Vogue” spoof magazine cover, making fun of the extremist group’s propaganda machine, which actually does publish its own magazine.

And when the group’s mysterious leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi made a rare public appearance in Mosul in July, social media users rushed to mock the expensive-looking watch that had slipped out from under the self-styled Caliph’s robe.

In Lebanon, where IS also staged incursions in recent months, one news site published an Onion-style article joking the militants postponed its invasion because of Lebanon’s complex political system. “We do not yet understand the Logic of Lebanon,” a fake ISIS spokesman is quoted saying in the NOW News parody. “I mean… Who the f*** do we overthrow around here?”

Meanwhile, Palestinian satire TV show Watan ala Watar produced a segment in June mocking the Islamic State fighters as ridiculous hypocrites. The clip also takes aim at the group’s regional politics, suggesting they are harming the whole region except for Israel.

via. LoonWatch


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LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Sep. 3, 2014 at 12:39 AM
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Not sure I grasped everything but what I did understand made me giggle. State of donkeys, snort.
AdrianneHill
by Platinum Member on Sep. 3, 2014 at 12:56 AM
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Lebanon’s complex political system. “We do not yet understand the Logic of Lebanon,” a fake ISIS spokesman is quoted saying in the NOW News parody. “I mean… Who the f*** do we overthrow around here?”

Lol. That's comedy
jllcali
by Jane on Sep. 3, 2014 at 8:54 AM
LOL
12hellokitty
by Ruby Member on Sep. 3, 2014 at 10:14 AM
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I'll note it's encouraging to see Muslims in the Middle East acknowledging ISIS and Islam.  Perhaps Muslims and Muslim sympathizers will do the same starting with Obama in acknowledging and defining the terrorism the world is facing is Islamist.  

Good post and I suggest Muslims start a propaganda campaign letting people know calling out Islamist terrorist is NOT ISLAMOPHOBIA.  

VooDooB
by Platinum Member on Sep. 3, 2014 at 11:09 AM
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I don't really find anything fun-making worthy of a group of terrorists who rape and behead children in the name of their warped idea of religion.

Seracake
by Bronze Member on Sep. 3, 2014 at 11:47 AM
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I don't understand the humor in this at all. 

Quoting VooDooB:

I don't really find anything fun-making worthy of a group of terrorists who rape and behead children in the name of their warped idea of religion.


VooDooB
by Platinum Member on Sep. 3, 2014 at 11:58 AM
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OP has stated in the past that she doesn't think ISIS is a big deal and certainly not something Americans need to worry themselves about. So, just consider that as your source.

Quoting Seracake:

I don't understand the humor in this at all. 

Quoting VooDooB:

I don't really find anything fun-making worthy of a group of terrorists who rape and behead children in the name of their warped idea of religion.



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QueenBarbie
by Bronze Member on Sep. 3, 2014 at 12:10 PM

I fail to see how this is funny also.

Why are Muslims not mad as hell and fighting back themselves, if they don't agree with them?  The Iraqi army gave them their equiptment instead of fighting back.  Its a big red flag to me that most Muslims are ok with ISIS.

Quoting VooDooB:

I don't really find anything fun-making worthy of a group of terrorists who rape and behead children in the name of their warped idea of religion.


Seracake
by Bronze Member on Sep. 3, 2014 at 12:18 PM
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Could you please link your source for most Muslims are ok with ISIS. Thanks. 

Quoting QueenBarbie:

I fail to see how this is funny also.

Why are Muslims not mad as hell and fighting back themselves, if they don't agree with them?  The Iraqi army gave them their equiptment instead of fighting back.  Its a big red flag to me that most Muslims are ok with ISIS.

Quoting VooDooB:

I don't really find anything fun-making worthy of a group of terrorists who rape and behead children in the name of their warped idea of religion.


Seracake
by Bronze Member on Sep. 3, 2014 at 12:20 PM
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Fear of ISIS taking over the US isn't ruling my daily life but after it was said they will raise the flag of Allah in the White House, it's ignorant and dismissive to say Americans don't need to be concerned.

Quoting VooDooB:

OP has stated in the past that she doesn't think ISIS is a big deal and certainly not something Americans need to worry themselves about. So, just consider that as your source.

Quoting Seracake:

I don't understand the humor in this at all. 

Quoting VooDooB:

I don't really find anything fun-making worthy of a group of terrorists who rape and behead children in the name of their warped idea of religion.



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