Muslims from around the world trolled the audio recording of the leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, released last week, a call for Muslims worldwide to join ISIS for an international caliphate.
Prominent human rights activist, Iyad El-Baghdadi was caught up in the Twitter frenzy himself after he was mistaken as an ISIS follower and translated portions of the speech.
“Perhaps the funniest/weirdest response was when ISIS supporters (I mean real ISIS supporters) were actually offended that I was mistaken for their great leader,” said El-Baghdadi.
The 24-minute audio statement on December 26 including one quote from al-Baghdadi reading: “ISIS leaders: We urgently call upon every Muslim to join the fight, especially those in the land of the two shrines (Saudi Arabia), rise.”
@iyad_elbaghdadi just read the Quran, it says no bro. Sorry mate.
— Mehmet Alp Çelebi (@MehmetCelebi) December 28, 2015
— Jay Zadeh (@JayLikesIt) December 27, 2015
@iyad_elbaghdadi My dad said I have to be home by 8pm. Will we be done by then?
— Safiyya-Maryam Ahmed (@guidanceofgod) December 27, 2015
But then how will I watch all the upcoming Star Wars movies? Also I don't like hanging with murderous psychopaths https://t.co/QBNNcj5aEX
— Ali (@sak485) December 26, 2015