US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stepped down from his position Monday, reportedly because he lacked the skills and strategy necessary to fight ISIS.
Pro-ISIS accounts on Twitter celebrated the news with gleeful images and an Arabic hashtag which translates to "The Islamic State Topples the American Defense Minister."
Some of the tweets were nonspecific, just happy in general about Hagel's ouster.
Others directly targeted the president and outgoing Defense Secretary.
Disturbingly, many of the posts referenced the militant group's infamous hostage beheading videos.
Complete with photoshopped images.
And tasteless "jokes."
And, of course, threats to President Obama.
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