The wannabe caliphate may have tapped into an unlikely propaganda resource...
In the battle for hearts and minds, the Islamic State (formerly known as ISIS) has apparently decided to tap into a propaganda resource that has been an overwhelming force in society and culture since time immemorial. That’s right, the Middle Eastern Jihadi powerhouse/beheading enthusiasts appear to have started using cats to attract animal loving hardliners. Through the Twitter account, @ISILCats, a person or persons purpoting to be from the Islamist guerilla fighters has been fighing the war on the digital front; their weapon? Fur and puns.
We have picked out a few of our personal favourites, after wading through piles of anti-Israeli rhetoric, and threats of violence against anyone ISIS considers "apostates" or "infidels" (which appears to be literally everyone)
I drinks from my mewjahid's water :) pic.twitter.com/Ed1rj5F6hW— Islamic State of Cat (@ISILCats) July 28, 2014
I iz play hide&seek with my mewjahid :) pic.twitter.com/ADRGGGwqDF— Islamic State of Cat (@ISILCats) July 28, 2014
No mewjahid nooo, no Ticklez pleaz. pic.twitter.com/t8GsW8HBUU— Islamic State of Cat (@ISILCats) July 18, 2014
I iz rezt now, I workz very hard pic.twitter.com/x3XLTvbhMP— Islamic State of Cat (@ISILCats) July 16, 2014
My Mewjahid protectz me pic.twitter.com/t4Xci8Jfpi— Islamic State of Cat (@ISILCats) July 8, 2014