Muslims around the world mock Baghdadi’s call to join ISIS

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A man purported to be the reclusive leader of the militant Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has made what would be his first public appearance at a mosque in the centre of Iraq's second city, Mosul, according to a video recording posted on the Internet on July 5, 2014, in this still image taken from video. There had previously been reports on social media that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi would make his first public appearance since his Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) changed its name to the Islamic State and declared him caliph. The Iraqi government denied that the video, which carried Friday's date, was credible. It was also not possible to immediately confirm the authenticity of the recording or the date when it was made. Reuters/Social Media Website via Reuters TV

Muslims around the world responded to the self-proclaimed “caliph” of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi. However, the response was unexpected.

It came after Iyad el-Baghdadi, an Arab Spring activist, entrepreneur and author, interpreted a message by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Twitter. This message urged all Muslims around the globe to join forces with the so-called caliphate. However, Muslims instead chose to deride the ISIS leader’s message in the most hilarious manner.  

In his message, Al-Baghdadi said that the entire world has “ganged up” against the group but has failed to stop its expansion. He declared that waging war against ISIS means battling the entire Muslim community. He also called on all Muslims to join the group in its plans to attack Israel and the West. Baghdadi went on to urge them to trigger an uprising in Saudi Arabia as well. 

However, his motive to make more Muslims to join the group after it suffered considerable loss of human resource has been mocked and ridiculed by Muslims. Using Twitter as a platform to respond to the said call, the Muslims posted hilarious comments in relation to the messages. 

One of the witty responses to the translated messages posted on Iyad el-Baghdadi’s Twitter said, “too busy being part of a civilised and functioning society.” 

Meanwhile, one user says he is busy making a carrot cake. Another says he has to go to the gym and then for a dinner later in the evening. One user simply found the next sequel to the Star Wars more important than joining the extremist group.  

There were numerous other funny messages, some of which spoke of running other errands like taking a pet to the vet or doing the dishes or watching a football match. They apparently found those activities more important than becoming an ISIS fighter.