Satire Alert: ISIS Leaders Praise Kim Davis With Courage Award

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  • by: Alan Duke

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Facebook is catching on fast to a satirical report that says the Islamic terror group ISIS is honoring the Kentucky county clerk jailed for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses.

The fictional story quotes a leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria saying the group is representing the "ISIS Courage Award" to Kim Davis for "adhering to Sharia Law under threat of imprisonment by infidel American Judge."

Critics of Davis have suggested her supporters, who include GOP presidential candidates Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz, share a religious fanaticism similar to the Islamic terrorists. Davis cited "God's authority" when she defied a federal judge's order that she issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in compliance with a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

Lead Stories' Trendolizer scours social nets for satires and hoax stories. Scroll down to see the latest.

  Alan Duke

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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