#AskHamas tries to sell its ‘warm and fuzzy’ side on Twitter

Yesterday, Hamas announced that it would be launching a five-day social media campaign, with the aim of softening the internationally recognized Muslim terrorist group’s image.


Tablet  Using the hashtag #AskHamas, the organization’s media coordinator Taher al-Nounou promised to answer queries about the group, in order to “clarify Hamas’ true positions.” The campaign was not set to begin until Friday afternoon, but it has already gone viral–for all the wrong reasons.

#AskHamas has been tweeted over 17,000 times, but the questions are not the ones the group was hoping to receive: