Just hours after a bucket bomb detonated on a packed Tube train in the latest terrorist attack to hit the UK, the Islamic State terror group reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack.
According toUS-based Site Intelligence, the group claimed responsibility for the attack through its Amaq news agency, but the UK’s most senior anti-terror police officer Mark Rowley said police had to be open-minded about who had planted the bomb and their “potential associates”.
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Islamic State’s rush to claim involvement in the attack, which left 29 people injured, sparked mockery across social media, with the widespread use of the Twitter hashtag #ThingsIslamicStateShouldClaim.
Many people used the hashtag to bring humour to the horrific situation, citing common annoyances that could be attributed to the terror group, from finding the end of sellotape to people walking slowly.
That gross watery bit when you forget to shake the ketchup #ThingsIslamicStateShouldClaim
— Sansomite (@BornInRednWhite) September 15, 2017
Making the end of the sellotape impossible to find #ThingsIslamicStateShouldClaim
— jenny brown (@jennybrown26) September 15, 2017
#ThingsIslamicStateShouldClaim Putting sandwiches on a shelf that suggests they're in the meal deal but when you get to the till they aren't
— Bacchus (@Bacchus_Baracus) September 15, 2017
Making Digestives too big to dunk without taking a stupid little nibble out of two sides #ThingsIslamicStateShouldClaim
— Paul Maxwell (@pauly__maxwell) September 16, 2017
People who walk in front of you really really slowly.
— Michael Hills (@MikeHills85) September 16, 2017
That first sip of a hot drink that burns your mouth and ruins your taste buds for the rest of the day. #ThingsIslamicStateShouldClaim
— Stephen James (@SteJames88) September 16, 2017
The response sparked many to praise the British sense of humour in the wake of adversity, with one user saying: “The ‘#ThingsIslamicStateShouldClaim’ hashtag just sums British humour up perfectly”.
Another added: “#ThingsIslamicStateShouldClaim is the most British response to terrorism I have ever seen. I bloody love this country!”
The "#ThingsIslamicStateShouldClaim" hashtag just sums British humour up perfectly
— Meg Ritchie (@MeganARitchie) September 16, 2017
— Tori (@totti369) September 16, 2017