When Islamic State (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi released a message this weekend in an attempt to rally Muslims around the world to join the so-called Jihad, it wasn't quite the reaction he was expecting.
In the 24-minute audio statement on December 26, he urged believers to 'urgently' join the group, calling for an uprising in Saudi Arabia, as he pledged future attacks in Israel and the West. He called on Saudi citizens to "rise up against the apostate tyrants, and avenge your people in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen".
However, far from winning support, he was spectacularly mocked on social media by Muslims from around the world, who responded with wit stating that they had far better things to do rather than take up arms or kill infidels ... such as watching the next Star Wars movie.
Others comically decried ISIS's poor dental plan as a lack of incentive for joining the terror group, while others commented poignantly that they were too busy "being real Muslims."
Prominent human rights activist, Iyad El-Baghdadi was caught up in the Twitter frenzy after he was mistaken as an ISIS follower or al-Baghdadi himself, after he tweeted translations of a number of the IS chief's messages.
"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 public reaction mocking the IS leader's original call to arms was indeed hilarious and a fitting response.
@MohsinArain91, tweeted: "Sorry mate, I don't want to risk dying before the next Star Wars comes out."
@JayLikesIt, said: "Sorry Amir al-Mushrikeen, I'm busy being a real Muslim, giving to charity etc. Also, your dental plan sucks. "
Salman Anees Soz tweeted: "Sorry #ISIS. This Muslim is just waking up. Needs coffee. Also, it's Christmas weekend family time. Run along now."
"just read the Quran, it says no bro. Sorry mate," said @MehmetCelebi.
The public Twitter response comes after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called upon Muslims around the world to restore the image of Islam, which has been tarnished by IS (Daesh). In an emotive broadcast on state television, the president said that Daesh is falsely portraying Islam as a religion of "killing and violence" adding that it is the "greatest duty" of all-right thinking Muslims to "correct the image of Islam in world public opinion".
— Jay Zadeh (@JayLikesIt) December 27, 2015
The replies to this tweet are epic. Muslim sense of humour is off the scale. https://t.co/OMFE6mXIh8
— Mohamed Ghilan (@mohamedghilan) December 29, 2015
— Robbie Bett (@TeeSpirit) December 28, 2015
@iyad_elbaghdadi just read the Quran, it says no bro. Sorry mate.
— Mehmet Alp Çelebi (@MehmetCelebi) December 28, 2015
— Safiyya-Maryam Ahmed (@guidanceofgod) December 29, 2015