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ISIS Asked Muslims To Join In Their Fight, Got Heavily Trolled Instead

ISIS may need to work on its social media strategy.

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On Sunday night, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi sent out an audio message. Arab Spring activist Iyad El-Baghdadi translated the message and posted its contents to his Twitter.

BREAKING: ISIS media channels post new audio message from ISIS leader Abubakr Al Baghdadi: https://t.co/aEsUMqfWBE

The message encouraged all Muslims to back ISIS, as well as threatening Western countries.

ISIS leader: All Muslims should back and support the Islamic State, or else God's wrath will befall us.

ISIS leaders: We urgently call upon every Muslim to join the fight, especially those in the land of the two shrines (Saudi Arabia), rise.

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ISIS leader: Western countries do not dare send their troops against us, that's why they send apostates to fight us.

Muslim Twitter users had a less than sincere response to ISIS's call to arms.

I've got Star Wars on Sunday. Maybe later. https://t.co/UQ71PkUi4j

Cant. Too busy fangirling one direction https://t.co/lzfSEkHOCi

@iyad_elbaghdadi I wanna wait until April and find out what happened to Jon Snow

Add me to the whatsapp group then https://t.co/W7gJjYgMr9

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The trolling quickly expanded, and soon everyone was giving ISIS their reasons for being unable to join the fight.

Sorry gotta see Twitter react to LVG sacking and Mourinho's appointment. https://t.co/w71rbbNq8Y

@iyad_elbaghdadi My dad said I have to be home by 8pm. Will we be done by then?

Ok but no hitting the face https://t.co/9NEijVUNLA

@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

It doesn't seem ISIS's message had the desired effect.

Would do, but there's engineering work on the trains around London Bridge. Soz https://t.co/Rx2ucColWo

Sorry bruh it's leg day tomorrow and I'll be sore. https://t.co/lRl8hRMYB4

ISIS's leader urgently calls upon every Muslim to join his fight. But it's late here. And tomorrow's Sunday. Come on man, cut me some slack.

Rachael Krishna is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Rachael Krishna at rachael.krishna@buzzfeed.com.

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