When the Internet comes together for a common cause, the results can be astounding. Such was the case when ISIS put out a call for Muslims to rise up against Western infidels. The relevant tweetstorm continues; but the madness started on Sunday evening when ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi sent out a recruitment call through an audio recording. Arab Spring activist Iyad El-Baghdadi swiftly translated the recording. He then posted a series of tweets, which revealed how al-Baghdadi urged Muslims to rise together and defend the Islamic state.
Twitter users were highly amused by this call to arms and responded by mocking al-Baghdadi’s demands for violence. Quite simply, everyone has better things to do than hang out with jihadists:
The vibe also grew pretty personal with obligatory “72 virgins” jokes, which always hits Islamic radicals where it hurts most:
El-Baghdadi joined in the fun, too, because Twitter can be infectious.
Within the chaos, something disastrous happened. Media outlets began to confuse El-Baghdadi with the ISIS leader. This should never have happened.
Fortunately, a kind person created this handy infographic for El-Baghdadi, so no one should ever confuse him with al-Baghdadi again.