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
- Footage of laughing terrorist made by ISIS fighters in Yemen in September 2017
- It features terrorists laughing as they stumble over their lines of Islamist threats
- Jihadi identified as Abu Muhammad al-Adeni seen being distracted by loud bird
- 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.
The clip was posted on Twitter by Oxford University academic Elisabeth Kendall and shows a man identified as Abu Muhammad al-Adeni speaking to the camera.
In the footage he tried to renew his allegiance to ISIS but is repeatedly interrupted by a noisy bird off camera.
He begins by saying, ‘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
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: ‘Heroic bird relentlessly drowns out ISIS-Y’s attempt to renew allegiance to the caliph. Leader’s feeble memory adds to the woes… These bodged ‘takes’ didn’t make it into the official video of this solemn event, released end July.’
The ‘bad actor,’ as Al-Qaeda’s Hidayah media group refer to him, takes out his script to remind himself of the lines
Another IS fighter, wearing a camouflage jacket, laughs and sticks out his tongue after messing up his lines
Dr Kendall said the jihadi was attempting to pledge allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS who has been in hiding since the terror group were pushed from their controlled territory in Syria and Iraq in March.
She said: ‘He addresses the caliph directly: ”To our master, our innermost heart, our crowning glory, the commander of the faithful, the caliph of Muslims, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi al-Qurayshi al-Husayni”.’
In another Twitter post Dr Kendall wrote: ‘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.
An IS fighter asks the film’s director, ‘How was it?’ after delivering his words to the camera
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.
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’.
Dr Kendall later told the Independent: ‘One of the interesting things for me here is Al-Qaeda do counter-narratives better than we do, using humour and mockery in a local and very clever way.’
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.