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#AskIslamicState: Twitter Users Make Fun of ISIS with ‘Ask Islamic State’

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters look on as smoke billows from the town Makhmur, about 280 kilometres (175 miles) north of the capital Baghdad, during clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants on August 9, 2014. Makhmur, is one of the areas that had been attacked by jihadist fighters in recent days. (Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images)
Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters look on as smoke billows from the town Makhmur, about 280 kilometres (175 miles) north of the capital Baghdad, during clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants on August 9, 2014. Makhmur, is one of the areas that had been attacked by jihadist fighters in recent days. (Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images)

The term #AskIslamicState was trending on Twitter on Friday, with users making fun of the terrorist organization. This week, ISIS reportedly beheaded journalist James Foley...

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