Islamic State (ISIS) is one of the most dangerous jihadist groups, after its gains in Syria and Iraq. Under its former name Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis), it was formed in April 2013, growing out of al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI).
So we find it puzzling that a bunch of actor a group of actors from an Iranian movie Damascus Time decided to impersonate their role publicly just to scare people.
According to report, these actors, dressed up as ISIS militants, horses, guns and swords, stormed the Kourosh Mall and Cineplex at Tehran in Iran.
However, the stunt went wrong when the actors decided to wield their swords in the air and shout, “Allahu Akbar,” pretending to wage an attack on the building, the same report stated.
The purpose of the dress up was to harmlessly promote the film, whose story revolves around an Iranian father and a son who travel together to deliver humanitarian supplies but are later kidnapped by the Islamic State, according to a Washington Post report.
Social media users did not get the humour in the supposed prank and quickly descended on them with insults A clip recorded at the mall also put the spotlight on a parent asking the actors, “What if a woman or a child is shocked by your freaky show here? Who is responsible for such a stupid move? Who the hell did tell you to dress up like this?” an Iran Front Page report stated.
Here's the footage of the freaky ISIS stunt in Tehran. Apparently to promote the IRGC-funded film "In Damascus Time", but in fact to make people scared of possible ISIS presence in Iran pic.twitter.com/Z4dtVwiKQ7— Reza Khaasteh (@Khaaasteh) May 8, 2018