Look at the loser in the ISIS mask

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Something unfolded recently on Twitter, and I friggin’ loved it.

So ISIS issued a threat to the good people of Rome. It warned the Italian capital to be on alert, because ISIS is coming, and coming hard. “We will conquer Rome with Allah’s permission,” the group said in one of its predictably brutal videos.

So how did the Romans respond? By laughing. Actually, by mocking. They took to Twitter in grand numbers, and tossed out stuff like this …

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… and this …

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… and this …

Screen Shot 2015-02-25 at 9.48.00 PM… and this …

Screen Shot 2015-02-25 at 9.48.37 PMThere were dozens upon dozens of these Tweets. And I absolutely loved them. Why? Because … fuck ISIS and their cowardly ways. Fuck people who think they’re so tough, but do everything behind a mask. Yeah, it’s kinda terrifying. And the beheadings are awful. But, to me, the best way to make a so-called terrorist group less scary and intimidating is to mock it. Or, as Fonzie would advise, to punch a bully in the mouth and let everyone see the blood.

It strikes me that young fools flock to ISIS because, well, they’re young fools. They feel alone, isolated, worthless. And ISIS is, in Grease terminology, the Pink Ladies. Cool, hip, smoking cigarettes and getting laid. So the fools join, because they aspire to be cool, too.

Well, let’s stop making ISIS cool. Let’s call the members out for what they are.

Let’s laugh.