Islamic State militants’ promise to conquer Rome as the first stop in a new global campaign of terror didn’t get quite the response they were expecting.
Instead of spreading fear, they heard laughter.
The boast came in a video depicting the group’s mass beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christian migrant workers in Libya, according to The Washington Post.
“Today, we are south of Rome,” one of the masked terrorists said. “We will conquer Rome with Allah’s permission.”
Although “Rome” is sometimes used to describe the entire Western world, many observers noted that the ancient city is only about 600 miles north of Tripoli.
So some Twitter users offered Islamic State a little friendly travel advice, throwing its hashtag, #We_Are_Coming_O_Rome, in its face in the process. Here are a few examples:
#We_Are_Coming_O_Rome I’ll alert the Gladiator! pic.twitter.com/mI7JaSNPBp
— Cathy Crawley (@Cathy_Crawley) February 21, 2015
Bravo! RT @PoliticalLaughs Don’t try coming over the Alps on elephants, the Romans are wise to that trick now. #We_Are_Coming_O_Rome
— Lisa Condie (@BetterWayItaly) February 21, 2015
#We_Are_Coming_O_Rome Just remember “guests, like fish, go off after three days”.
— Lucy Chik (@Fowlhouses) February 21, 2015
Hey some travel advice too, il cappuccino is before 10 otherwise you’ll look like a tourist #We_are_coming_O_Rome cash accepted at will.
— benjamin (@bbelux) February 21, 2015
I wish ISIS would. They’ve apparently never dealt w/ really pissed off Italian women. #We_Are_Coming_O_Rome
— Bernard Schaffer (@BernardSchaffer) February 20, 2015
ISIS should be careful, the Obama Administration is setting up a job fair to stop them: #We_Are_Coming_O_Rome pic.twitter.com/tREl2kCBrm
— Bob Diaz (@MrBobDiaz) February 20, 2015
A friendly word of advice — bypass Sicily on your way to Rome. You kids just ain’t that tough. #We_Are_Coming_O_Rome
— Politics and Humor (@PoliticalLaughs) February 20, 2015
And my personal favorite — good luck with this one:
It is custom to walk up and tongue-kiss a police officer, but only if he has a gun in his hand. Enjoy, #ISIS! #We_Are_Coming_O_Rome
— V (@cwithta) February 21, 2015
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