Picture of the Day: ISIS comes out with its own line of soda pop

Picture of the Day: ISIS comes out with its own line of soda pop

James Phillips of the Heritage Foundation has said he believes that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has designs on becoming the next Osama bin Laden. I would argue that the terrorist chief is more interested in becoming the next Saddam Hussein. Saddam was a devotee of the good life. He drank 50-year-old Scotch and smoked Cuban cigars. While I can’t say with certainty that either of those earthly pleasures appeals to Baghdadi, I can tell you that a recent snapshot shows him wearing a très-expensive timepiece on his right wrist, which several commentators believe is either a Rolex or a Sekonda valued at approximately $7,000. Baghdadi watch

Unlike Saddam, however, Baghdadi also has his entrepreneurial side. It is now believed he had a hand in promoting the sportswear available on Indonesia-based websites emblazoned with slogans like “Mujahideen Around the World/ United We Stand.” (Talk about your “killer chic” apparel!) The latest ISIS-inspired product to surface is ISIS brand soda:

ISIS brand soda

The image is courtesy of Weasel Zippers, which had the scoop. I don’t read Arabic and, therefore, can’t tell you what’s on the label, though “Death to infidels!” seems like a reasonable guess. If they are looking for a marketing hook for the product, they might recommend drinking it “ISIS-cold.” (The alternate pun would be to riff on the similarities between Big Daddy and Baghdadi, but I got nothing.) 

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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