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Israeli Gay Party Promoter Uses Isis Imagery in Ads

Israeli Gay Party Promoter Uses Isis Imagery in Ads

Israeli Gay Party Promoter Uses Isis Imagery in Ads

It's satire, the group says.

A Tel Aviv group that promotes gay parties and goes by the name of Drek (fitting) has the world's ire thanks to two ads that replicate Isis, the militant Islamic group that beheads civilians and who's actions initiated a U.S. military campaign.

One of the ads features a man in a bathing suit waving a black flag  a reference to the Islamic State's banner, according to the Washington Post. The more extreme image, since taken down from Drek's Facebook page, showed a kneeling man next to a standing man; an image that instantly recall Isis's beheadings of two U.S. journalists and a British aid worker.

Drek also used a play on words in Hebrew that referenced "hard necked," which seems too convenient to be a coincidence. The promoter refuses to admit wrong-doing. "We reject violence in any form and that includes the (execution) videos intended to scare the world," Amiri Kalman, one of Drek's founders, told reporters. "Therefore we also refuse to participate with this fear and refuse to become hysterical. This is satire, and our way of showing our contempt of them and their videos."

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