The latest propaganda video from ISIS purports to show ‘one weird trick’ which allows anyone who knows the secret to earn over $400 a day without lifting a finger, after making a minimal up-front payment.
The weird trick was reportedly discovered by local man Abu Omar al-Shishani, who stumbled across the easy way to make $$$s from home during an ordinary day as field commander for the extremist militia. Describing it as “the trick your boss doesn’t want you to know”, al-Shishani explained that he felt compelled to share his amazing discovery with everyone in the heathen West – providing they make just a small one-off deposit of $150.
The video – which has been widely circulated on social media – shows an American-accented man standing in front of a black ISIS flag with the Arabic script replaced by dollar signs. He then looks at the camera and says, “With just this one little tip, I’ve learned to make easy money over the internet. Just click anywhere on the video to avoid missing out on this incredible opportunity.”
Terror experts have been hotly debating the authenticity of the video. “We have no way of telling if this weird trick actually exists,” said Sarah Fairlock. “It’s almost impossible to verify from the video itself. But it’s worth paying the money just on the off-chance, right?”
The UK government has warned against taking the video completely at face value. “It is important to remember that ISIS may have ulterior motives for requesting large sums of money from members of the general public,” said media analyst Lucy Knowles. “However, I would still advise people to think very carefully about whether they’d be able to live with themselves knowing that they missed out on thousands of dollars of easy money.”
“I’ve paid my $150, just in case. You’d be a fool not to.”