Combating ISIS by Making Fun of It


This could do more damage to IS than any number of western-led bombing raids.

There isn’t usually a whole lot to laugh about when it comes to the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), the extremist group that has committed countless atrocities in its march to power—and attracted tens of thousands of foreign fighters in part by broadcasting those same atrocities. But while Western and regional governments scramble to drive back ISIS, young Arabs have found their own way to counter the group’s propaganda: comedy.

“Making fun of the enemy is the best way of defeating them,” says Ahmad al-Basheer, the 30-year-old host of his namesake show, which has racked up more than 26 million views online since it began broadcasting in April 2014. The Al-Basheer Show is one of many such parodies that have flourished in the Middle East, where millions of Muslims have grown increasingly outraged by ISIS’s theology. The ridicule comes in various forms—television shows, plays, cartoons and songs—but they share the same message: for all its claims to the contrary, ISIS is not Islamic.

Source: Hearts, Mind and Humor: Combating ISIS by Making Fun of It | TIME#4056234/hearts-mind-and-humor-combating-isis-by-making-fun-of-it/#4056234/hearts-mind-and-humor-combating-isis-by-making-fun-of-it/

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6 thoughts on “Combating ISIS by Making Fun of It

  1. John.

    There is a story not being told by the mainstream media, Islamic State are serving a valuable purpose for the US and their Zionist puppetmasters in destabilising non-compliant neighbours of the colony. There is ample evidence they’re being covertly funded by the CIA.

  2. Guy Ropes

    So what IS the religion of the young indoctrinated Britons who head to Syria and other venues to fight for ISIS (or whatever the WMSM are calling them today)?

      1. Guy Ropes

        Now it’s you that is being silly. What next? Morecambe and Wise do Dachau? “Making fun of them is the best way to defeat them” Absolutely hilarious. They’re very naughty boys.

      2. Mike Sivier Post author

        Your comment does not make sense in the context of what you said before. You asked what religion was followed by the people who go abroad to support ISIS, I said their religion is violence, and you’ve come back with this. Think before posting, please.

  3. mohandeer

    I like the image where the Syrian Army pokes fun at the ISIS by offering “72 Virgins: dating service 7/24 …….Call us now.” Brilliant.

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