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#VanillaISIS: Twitter Reacts To Oregon Showdown

01/04/2016 02:05 EST | Updated 01/04/2016 02:59 EST

Twitter users did what they do best this weekend and created the hilarious hashtags #VanillaISIS, #YallQaeda, and #YeeHawd to mock the gunmen who took over a federal building in Oregon.

The group of armed men seized an empty government building in the remote community of Burns on Saturday, as part of a protest against a jail sentence given to two local ranchers.

They called on "patriots" to bring their guns and join them, and one even told The Oregonian's Ian Kullgren that they are "willing to kill and be killed if necessary."

But many people are taking note of how the white "militia" are being portrayed in the media, such as the avoidance of the term "terrorists."

While #VanillaISIS and #YallQaeda have surfaced on Twitter before, they took off over the weekend as users ridiculed the Oregon group.

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