ISIS Threatens Italy, Italians Joke

Last week, the news that ISIS plans to capture Rome and the Vatican, spread like wildfire across the internet, in particular on Twitter. ISIS sympathizers have been sharing the propaganda campaign using the hashtag #We_Are_Coming_O_Rome. Rita Katz, the head of SITE, an intelligence group that monitors global jihadi activity online, tweeted about the supposed plans that were confirmed by other ISIS linked accounts.
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Her tweet was quickly picked up by all of the major Italian and European newspapers, fuelling fears that Libya’s close proximity to Italy could actually facilitate ISIS’ entrance into Europe.
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Surprisingly, Italian citizens reacted with humour. #We_Are_Coming_O_Rome became a trending hashtag full of thousands of jokes in Italian, Arabic, and English.
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Good on the Italians. Let us know how you would react if ISIS were to threaten Toronto in the comments below.

Glenn Pritchard, Staff Photographer and Writer for Power and Politics // @gg9man

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