Satire is increasingly appropriate as response to ISIS’s media announcements. Karl Sharro, a Lebanese-Iraqi descendent living in London, gives us an example: “Due to unforeseen circumstances, ISIS declares that The Final Battle of The Apocalypse has been postponed.” Recent events include successful offensives from Turkish, Iraqi, and US-backed militants. Namely, the ISIS opposers have taken Dabiq, a village they had controlled for quite some time and which was their prophesied location for an end-of-days battle. Now, the staying power of the caliphate is being tested and ISIS is assuring their members that they can survive. Read more at the NY Times.

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