A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from January 04, 2016
VanillaISIS or Vanilla ISIS (vanilla + ISIS)

Entry in progress—B.P.

Similar terms include Y’all Qaeda” and “Yeehawdist.”

Wikipedia: Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, IPA /ˈaɪsəl/), alternatively translated the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS, /ˈaɪsɨs/), is a Salafi jihadist militant group that follows to an Islamic fundamentalist, Wahhabi doctrine of Sunni Islam. Derived from its Arabic name ad-Dawlah al-Islāmiyah fī ‘l-ʿIrāq wa-sh-Shām (الدولة الإسلامية في العراق والشام‎), the group is also known under the acronym Daesh (داعش‎ dāʿish, IPA: [ˈdaːʕiʃ]).

The group has referred to itself as the Islamic State (الدولة الإسلامية‎ ad-Dawlah al-Islāmiyah) or IS since it proclaimed a worldwide caliphate in June 2014 and named Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as its caliph. As a caliphate, it claims religious, political and military authority over all Muslims worldwide. The group’s adoption of the name “Islamic State” and idea of a caliphate have been widely criticised, with the United Nations, various governments, and mainstream Muslim groups rejecting its statehood or caliphhood. As of December 2015, the group has control over vast landlocked territories in Iraq and Syria with population estimates ranging between 2.8 million and 8 million people, where it enforces Sharia law.

Wikipedia: Vanilla Ice
Robert Matthew Van Winkle (born October 31, 1967), known by his stage name, Vanilla Ice, is an American rapper, actor and television host. Born in South Dallas, and raised in Texas and South Florida, Ice released his debut album, Hooked, in 1989 on Ichiban Records, before signing a contract with SBK Records, a record label of the EMI Group which released a reformatted version of the album under the title To the Extreme. Ice’s 1990 single “Ice Ice Baby” was the first hip hop single to top the Billboard charts.

Mashable
‘Y’all Qaeda’: People aren’t taking the armed militia in Oregon too seriously
By Brian Ries
January 4, 2016
What do you call cowboy hat-wearing militiamen who have taken over a federal building while criticizing the federal government with a deep southern drawl?

They might call themselves defenders of “the people.” But to most of Twitter, they’re “Y’all Qaeda,” “Vanilla ISIS,” “Yee Hawdists,” “Yokel Haram,” “Talibundy” and “Meal Team Six” — all plays on real-life jihadist terminology.

Social media exploded late Sunday night with widespread mockery of the armed group, which is led by Ammon Bundy, the flannel-cloaked 40-year-old son of rancher Cliven Bundy, who once sparred with the federal government over grazing rights — and won.

CBS News
By JENNIFER EARL CBS NEWS January 4, 2016, 5:33 PM
Internet mocks Oregon militia with “Vanilla ISIS,” “Y’all Qaeda”
Before the militia group at the center of a standoff on the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon named themselves “Citizens for Constitutional Freedom,” social media users came up with their own title.

The Internet is making a mockery of the group, calling them everything from “Vanilla ISIS” to “Y’All Qaeda.”

Since Monday, the hashtag #VanillaISIS has received around 1,050 tweets per hour, while #YallQaeda has been shared more than 2,600 times per hour, according to social media analytics site twazzup.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Monday, January 04, 2016 • Permalink