Iraq deploys parody as a weapon against ISIL

As the armed group seeks to win over young minds by propaganda, Iraqi TV airs show mocking its ideology.

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group has been running an ambitious propaganda campaign that includes social media and recruitment videos tailored to different cultures and countries.

Now Iraq’s government is fighting back, using comedy and art. In a satirical show, the devil arrives to destroy Iraq – and would-be suicide bombers are threatened they will end up washing dishes.

Al Jazeera’s Jane Arraf reports from Baghdad.

Source: Al Jazeera

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