Published May 31, 2017Remember everyone's favourite guitar guy from Mad Max: Fury Road? It turns out he had an international reach in terms of people who loved him. After all, according to a new report, even the recruiters from the sinister terrorist organization ISIS mimicked the character in one of their propaganda videos.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the ISIS has been stealing shots from all kinds of Hollywood films for the recruitment videos made by their production company Al-Furqan Media.
Somewhat ironically, they've used plenty of footage from staunch American patriot Clint Eastwood. The ISIS film Healing of the Believers' Chests swiped footage from Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers, while the terror group's Shoot to Redeem Yourself 2 recreates a shot from American Sniper. Good propaganda is good propaganda, it would seem.
In addition to their Eastwood obsession, Al-Furqan recreated the aforementioned guitar guy from Mad Max as well as scenes from The Hunger Games. In the ISIS film Paris Has Collapsed, which celebrates the 2015 terror attack on the Bataclan theatre, uses stolen footage from G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
Lara Pham, deputy director of the Counter Extremism Project, said that ISIS is "deliberately and strategically using these references" in their recruitment videos, adding, "ISIS fighters are forbidden to watch American movies, which is ironic, since they use these images to attract people to their cause."