On Boxing Day, Islamic State (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi released a statement, threatening the U.S. and Israel, before making a public call to arms asking Muslims around the globe to join his terrorists in Iraq and Syria.
However, his alternative Christmas message backfired pretty hilariously as Muslims around the world instead took to Twitter to denounce and mock Baghdadi’s message.
Besides being keen to remind everyone, including Baghdadi himself, that the majority of the world’s Muslim population follow Islam peacefully, they also noted that they actually had more important things on right now.
After all, the new Star Wars movie is out and it’s Christmas, among other things…
I've got Star Wars on Sunday. Maybe later. https://t.co/UQ71PkUi4j
— Saadat Ali Zia (@my69cents) December 26, 2015
— Salman Anees Soz (@SalmanSoz) December 26, 2015
Sorry, I am busy watching Netflix. https://t.co/YyLJ9cQ2nS
— Mohamed Djingo 🇳🇪 (@TheDjingo) December 26, 2015
Would do, but there's engineering work on the trains around London Bridge. Soz https://t.co/Rx2ucColWo
— Radio Shak (@radio_shak) December 26, 2015Advertisement
Sorry, dude. It's finals week https://t.co/qxIT2N9FIR
— (((Aly Ashraf))) (@Aly_Ashraf) December 26, 2015
Sorry lads, got a decent Football Manager save going atm https://t.co/nvwNsFoEyu
— Ismail (@IML91) December 26, 2015
Are you telling me I should join you rather than witness Leicester City win the league?? Noooo wayyyy! https://t.co/CqtIZBesM9
— Anjum Rauf Meer (@anjum_meer) December 26, 2015Advertisement
Is ISIS going to help me with my assignments due in next week ? https://t.co/H2CcB6u18U
— Coz Tayyib said so (@IDontLikeGhobi) December 26, 2015
I'm guessing someone really didn't like their Christmas presents… https://t.co/xEFhEGSnDe
— Sarfraz Manzoor (@sarfrazmanzoor) December 26, 2015
Well, that’s awkward…