After Obama sanctioned attacks on ISIS over the weekend, a new hashtag began to trend on Twitter – #AmessagefromISIStoUS. Via social media, militants from the Islamic State began to threaten anyone who dared to get involved in the Middle East. Before long, the backlash began, with Americans sending messages back to jihadis under the hashtag #AmessagefromUStoISIS. The ex-Tory MP Louise Mensch couldn’t resist, and duly joined in this hawkish exchange:
It’s true Obama got #ISIS all wrong and Iraq policy all wrong but I don’t care, not today. He is sending airstrikes. Thank you Mr. President
— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) August 8, 2014
— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) August 9, 2014
But will it have been enough to persuade Al Baghdadi to ditch those extra pounds via the ‘ISIS diet’?
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