Over the past few weeks extremist groups have made headlines with a new round of recruitment efforts online. From a new video from Somalia based al-Shabaab that featured Donald Trump to ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi taking to the airwaves to ask all Muslims to “join the fight.” These efforts have met their match:  laughter.

Arab Spring activist Iyad El-Baghdadi translated part of the ISIS leader’s speech on Twitter so that he could analyze it (to be clear: Iyad El-Baghdadi is anti-ISIS).

Here is just a part of Iyad El-Baghdadi’s translation of the ISIS leader’s speech:

Gotta love the breakdown of the message as “everything is OK despite everyone ganging up on us.”

His translation and analysis inspired the best response from Muslims: ridicule. Ridicule of the ISIS leader’s call to action, dismissing the radical talk with the power of sarcasm, showing that ISIS is utterly absurd.

And a theological discussion even broke out in response to the ISIS recruitment call:

Ok, that's just more ridicule.

Either way, here is a powerful and straightforward response to close out all the snark:

Extremists around the world are actively recruiting and the world must stand up and declare with one voice (no matter how filled with snark) that what they are doing is wrong.

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ISIS recruitment has met its match: Laughter

By Brandon Blackburn-Dwyer