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VIDEOS: Egyptians mock IS jihadist anthem

Egyptians take to the internet with videos poking fun Islamic State militants

Ahram Online , Sunday 1 Mar 2015
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A recent online video shows two knife-wielding women dressed in black from head to toe standing behind a kneeling woman wearing an orange jumpsuit, with the trademark jihadist anthem of the Islamic State group playing in the background.

Dancing, not blood, is what comes next when the three masked Egyptian women mock the militant group with what seems to be an impromptu sarcasm campaign against the anthem, Salil El-Sawarem (clang of swords), that is used in the recent graphic execution videos released by IS.

Most videos consist of edited scenes of Egyptian movies with the anthem played. The first half of videos always looks serious, until the remix interpretation of the song with a dancing beat starts.

On social media there are also Internet memes mocking the anthem using snapshots of comedies.

The online sarcasm of the Islamic State group comes after last month’s beheading of 20 Egyptian Christians in Libya, which was taped and released online before Egypt replied with airstrikes.

It is not the first time social media users have opted for sarcasm in reply to brutality at the hands of IS.

After Japanese men Haruna Yukawa and Kenji Goto were kidnapped by the Islamist militants, who eventually killed them, many memes were released online.





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