- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 3, 2015

Internet pranksters have unveiled a new weapon to combat the Islamic State terrorist group: humor.

People are now mocking the jihadists by superimposing pictures of rubber ducks on the heads of militants shown in propaganda photos. 

The posters trolled the Islamic extremists by dubbing the effort “Allahu Quackbar,” mocking the battle cry of “Allahu Akbar,” the Arabic phrase meaning “God is greatest.” 

The satirical Photoshopping began on the online image bulletin board 4Chan and has since spread to Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms, The Guardian reported

Some users have started adding toilet bowl brushes and other bathroom items to replace the weapons wielded by the duck-headed militants. 

The Islamic State has relied heavily on social media propaganda to attract vulnerable young recruits and spread terror. Earlier this week a new report from George Washington University revealed that as many as 300 Islamic State “ambassadors” are operating inside the U.S., using social media to recruit fighters. 

 

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