Thursday, January 08, 2015

BBC: Islamic State crisis: Religious police 'kidnapped' in Syria

 A BBC story on the resistance to the Islamic State's religious police,
The IS police force has confiscated and burned tobacco products and punished those caught smoking.
According to reports, the force's deputy commander in the area had been captured, tortured and beheaded.
His severed head was reportedly found with a cigarette in its mouth and close by was a note with a mocking reference to the fact that smoking is a sin in the eyes of the religious police.



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