Watch: IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi stars as a bumbling idiot in animated satire

An animated satirical YouTube channel is taking potshots at the IS leader and his ideology.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 26, 2016 4:16 pm
IS, ISIS, IS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, satire, YouTube, The Bigh daddy Show, caliphate, Khalifa, Khalifa Barhoom, Iraq, Syria, comedians, fighting IS, “The main idea about the cartoon is to make ISIS something not to fear, but something to laugh at,” says Khalifa Barhoom of the animated ‘The Bigh daddy Show’ that takes potshots at IS and its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. (Source: The Bigh daddy Show via YouTube)

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has taken on a notorious and fearsome persona in the media as the leader of terrorist organisation Islamic State (IS) — that has claimed responsibility for some of the bloodiest terror attacks in recent memory.

IS has made use of social media to spread its propaganda. Now, a bunch of Iraqi and Syrian comedians — some living in IS-controlled areas — are using animation and satire to flip IS and its ideology on its head through their YouTube channel ‘The Bigh daddy Show‘. The show stars an animated Baghdadi as a bumbling caliphate leading a bunch of idiots. Watch a video clip here.

“The main idea about the cartoon is to make ISIS something not to fear, but something to laugh at,” Khalifa Barhoom, one of the activists behind The Bigh daddy Show, told Newsy. The group mostly consists of journalists and mediapersons, apart from a few social activists and lawyers. “We are trying to say you cannot fight fire with fire, because all you have is ash after that,” he added.

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