Islamic State ‘blooper reel’ is leaked by Al-Qaeda in bizarre jihadi propaganda war
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An ISIS ‘blooper reel’ has been leaked by Al-Qaeda as part of a bizarre spat between the two Jihadist groups.
The clip, released this week by Hidayah Media Production – an Al-Qaeda linked media outlet – shows recruits attempting to pledge their allegiance to the caliphate.
But in the footage, one stumbles over his words and becomes drowned out by a loud-mouthed bird.
When it was filmed, in 2017, ISIS held territory in Iraq and Syria and recruits were trying to drag new members in from further afield.
Dr Elisabeth Kendall, a senior research fellow at Oxford University’s Pembroke College unearthed the leaked video of outtakes from a propaganda film after it was released this week.
ISIS and Al-Qaeda are rival jihadist organisations and have been known to insult, mock and belittle each other.
The video’s insurgent, identified by the Independent as Abu Muhammad al-Adeni, is seen giggling in the video, while his fellow recruit tells him: “Stay calm, keep cool.”
The speaker gets flustered and starts stroking his beard and shifting in his seat.
He has to pull out a piece of paper with his notes on to remember what he was saying.
The footage may have been found by Al-Qaeda operatives when they took over an ISIS camp in northwestern al-Bayda, Yemen, earlier this summer, Dr Kendall told Business Insider.
She tweeted: “I’ve traced the original blooper-free ISIS-Y video to 9/2017.”
A caption at the start of the Hidayah video, released to mark the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha, said: “Look O viewing brother at this scene and [how] they are practicing [their scene] in order to show it as spontaneous when, actually, it is a scene they acted out.”
ISIS and Al-Qaeda are currently fighting over territory in Yemen.