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Internet mocks Islamic State by editing rubber ducks into recruitment photos

Members of the Reddit group 4chan have been uploading the edited images as part of the operation "Allahu Quackbar."

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Stephen Feller
Members of the Reddit group 4chan have taken to editing ISIS propaganda images used online to portray members of the terrorist group as giant rubber ducks. Photo via anonymous/4chan
Members of the Reddit group 4chan have taken to editing ISIS propaganda images used online to portray members of the terrorist group as giant rubber ducks. Photo via anonymous/4chan

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- In an effort to disrespect and mock the Islamic State, members of the 4chan and Reddit have been editing recruitment photos to recast the terrorist group as a gang of rogue rubber ducks armed with toilet brushes.

The effort, informally referred to "Allahu Quackbar," has 4chan "fighting terrorism with memes," according to one member who posted in a Reddit forum that has taken the edited images to a wider audience.

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"How about castrating the image of Isis by replacing the faces on ALL the propaganda photos with bath ducks?," wrote one 4chan member as the effort began to gain some steam, according to The Guardian.

Although some members of the terrorist group have received both duck tails and heads, most have just been given big yellow heads with orange beaks, and many of their guns have been replaced with toilet brushes.

Many of the pictures have been collected by users in the photo gallery "Creates The Duck State."

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