Anonymous Kicks Off ISIS Trolling Day, Posts Mocking Images Of Goats, Pigs And Ducks
As part of its ongoing campaign to disrupt the Islamic State group's online activities, members of the hacktivist group Anonymous have launched the "ISIS Trolling Day" that aims to make a mockery of the extremist group by posting unflattering images on social media to undermine its credibility.
Announced earlier this week, the campaign is set to run throughout Friday, Dec. 11, in what the hacktivist group described as a "day of rage" against the terrorists. Already members of Anonymous have posted hundreds of images mocking ISIS, with most portraying imagery related to animals such as goats, pigs and ducks. Images have been posted on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
"We will mock them for the idiots they are," Anonymous said in a statement on Monday. "We will show them what they really are they do not stand for a religion, they do not stand for a god, they are brainwashers teaching from the young to the old their propaganda against the 'west' when in reality they are just increasing the distance between countries by giving many a bad name."
Anonymous is urging the use of the hashtags #Daesh and #Daeshbags in reference to the term the militant group hates being called. Daesh is an Arabic word, which can be an insult, and ISIS has threatened “to cut the tongue of anyone who publicly used the acronym Daesh, instead of referring to the group by its full name,” the Associated Press wrote in September 2014.