ISIS jihadis chuckle as they fluff their lines of Islamist hate in a bizarre blooper reel leaked by their Al-Qaeda rivals in Yemen to undermine them
- Al-Qaeda’s propaganda wing released the video this month to discredit ISIS
- The footage was made by ISIS fighters in Yemen in September 2017
- It features terrorists laughing as they stumble over their lines of Islamist threats
- Al-Qaeda and ISIS are battling for control in Yemen in a brutal civil war
Al-Qaeda’s propaganda wing has leaked an ISIS blooper reel to humiliate their rivals in Yemen, featuring Islamic State’s giggling outtakes from videos of murderous jihad.
The footage shows young fighters dressed in military garb laughing as they fluff their lines in a video made by ISIS in Yemen in 2017.
One of the ISIS fighters seems to be overwhelmed by the persistent squawking of a bird and can’t help laughing as it interrupts his Islamist threats.
He begins, ‘All praises are due to allah alone and peace and blessings upon our prophet, whom there is no prophet after…’ But he falters and chuckles when the bird chirps in the background.
The ISIS fighter can be seen chuckling as he fluffs his lines, while taking out a script from his top pocket in the footage released by Al-Qaeda to undermine their rival terror group in Yemen
The ‘bad actor,’ as Al-Qaeda’s Hidayah media group refer to him, takes out his script to remind himself of the lines
He can be seen taking lines from his top pocket and continuing to laugh, as one of his terror group’s production team tells him to put the paper down in front of him and to stay calm.
‘Put it down?’ He asks, ‘Like this? Is it OK?’
But while they might appear ridiculous, Islamic State militants were carrying out atrocities throughout Yemen at the time and continue to do so today.
ISIS and their rivals Al-Qaeda have battled for control in the country, with the two groups carrying out attacks on Yemeni soldiers and civilians this month.
The footage was released by Al-Qaeda to mark the Eid al-Adha festival celebrated throughout the Islamic world this month, BBC reported.
Hidayah Media Production, Al-Qaeda’s media wing, did not reveal how they obtained the blooper reel but it could have been captured or taken from a defector.
Oxford University’s Elisabeth Kendall tweeted yesterday: ‘The bodged video takes were released by #alQaeda’s Hidaya Media this week. #AQAP (Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula) likely found it when they overran the #ISIS camp in Qayfa #Yemen this summer. I’ve traced the original blooper-free ISIS-Y video to 9/2017.’
Hidayah’s video is titled, ‘The Hollywood reality of al-Baghdadi group – Part 2,’ and was circulated through the encrypted messaging app Telegram, the BBC reported.
It mocks the militants for being ‘bad actors’ and claims it provides evidence IS fighters are insincere, having to read their lines from a script.
Another IS fighter, wearing a camouflage jacket, laughs and sticks out his tongue after messing up his lines
An IS fighter asks the film’s director, ‘How was it?’ after delivering his words to the camera
According to the BBC the caption before the Hidayah video starts says: ‘Look O viewing brother at this scene and [how] they are practicing [their scene] in order to show it as spontaneous when, actually, it is a scene they acted out’.
The Al-Qaeda media group has released similar videos in the past in an effort to discredit their rivals in the region.
Despite ISIS being crushed by coalition forces at their last stronghold in Baghouz in Syria in March, they maintain footholds throughout the Middle East, notably in Yemen where they are supporting the Houthi rebels.