A few days ago ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi attempted to recruit people to the extremist cause. Naturally many Muslims saw the opportunity for a good old fashioned Twitter roasting.
“We urgently call upon every Muslim to join the fight,” tweeted the al-Baghdadi account.
ISIS leaders: We urgently call upon every Muslim to join the fight, especially those in the land of the two shrines (Saudi Arabia), rise.
— Iyad El-Baghdadi (@iyad_elbaghdadi) December 26, 2015
But Muslims around the world had better things to do than head to the Middle East for a religious war.
Hasn’t he heard of the sales? There are bargains to be had!
@iyad_elbaghdadi The Boxing Day Sales are on, don’t you remember!
— john cooke (@logicandmagic) December 26, 2015
There were dinners that just couldn’t be missed.
@iyad_elbaghdadi Send my apologies to them leaders. My Aunty is cooking lamb stomach and intestines, a delicacy too hard to miss.
— sÃ¶uÑÊÑÑÉ´ cÃ¶É±ÒÃ¶ÑÑ (@Janoobi_MUFC) December 28, 2015
And Star Wars has just come out, you know.
@iyad_elbaghdadi Sorry but I’m watching Star Wars, maybe tomorrow…;
— Aim Amraam (@Aim_Amraam) December 27, 2015
Plus there’s the next movie to look forward to…;
Sorry mate, I don’t want to risk dying before the next Star Wars comes out. https://t.co/vvnbXmsMfK
— Mohsin Arain (@MohsinArain91) December 27, 2015
Netflix 1, ISIS 0.
@iyad_elbaghdadi Nah, I prefer to sleep in and binge watch shows on Netflix.
— Mohammad Usman Aijaz (@muaijaz) December 28, 2015
This guy had other plans. Maybe later though?
@iyad_elbaghdadi Sorry man, but i have to celebrate the new year with friends ð» ð¸ and busy with organising a party ð. Maybe later ð« :p
— Maiwand (@najibsamehgmail) December 28, 2015
It would be a crime to leave this view.
— Malika Maluka (@MalikaMaluka) December 28, 2015
And there’s important things like the next season of Game of Thrones to consider.
@iyad_elbaghdadi I wanna wait until April and find out what happened to Jon Snow
— Hind Al-Sulaiti (@hsulaiti) December 27, 2015
Does ISIS take curfews into account?
@iyad_elbaghdadi My dad said I have to be home by 8pm. Will we be done by then?
— Guidance of God (@guidanceofgod) December 27, 2015
Some people were interested in al-Baghdadi’s proposition, but weren’t sure if they qualified.
@iyad_elbaghdadi I’m not Muslim but I’m giving up drinking for January so need something to do. I’m not very outdoorsy though, is that ok?
— tom fawcett (@tomjy85) December 26, 2015
Especially if they had plenty of free time ahead of them.
@iyad_elbaghdadi Oh, dude, can I join? I’m actually an infidel, but I’ve nearly finished Fallout 4 so I’m going to have loads of time free
— Joel (@Sliceofdog) December 28, 2015
And then there’s the people that can’t miss an opportunity for a pun.
@iyad_elbaghdadi Sorry am in a bit of a hurry, must ‘daesh’!
— Glen Hattersley (@rocknroll66) December 27, 2015
Once again, Twitter triumphs over all that’s evil in the world.