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ISIS Cracks Down on Use of Apple Products, Smoking, Drinking

Friday, 03 Apr 2015 03:35 PM

In its latest crackdown on "hipsters" in the Syrian city of Raqqa, the Islamic State (ISIS) has warned that anyone caught wearing skinny jeans will be arrested, the Daily Mail reports.

Smoking, drinking alcohol and having music on your iPod or iPhone also can get you thrown into an ISIS prison. For that matter, even having an iPhone, iPad or iPod, in fact all Apple products, can get you busted, because the terrorist group fears it can be tracked and used to vector in bombing or drone attacks, International Business Times reports.

If you're caught listening to music, puffing on a cigarette or wearing too-tight pants, ISIS will toss you in jail for 10 days while you take an "Islamic course," the Daily Mail reports. There will be quiz at the end, and you don't get out of jail until you pass it.

A dissident group inside the ISIS-held city, Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS), broke the news of the new regulations, the Daily Mail notes, but they don't come as a surprise to anyone familiar with the terrorists' strict sharia laws, which ban just about anything that might be considered fun.

RBSS member Jassem told the Daily Mail, "'ISIS tightens penalties and uses the principle of intimidation in dealing with public, which led to the migration and escape of many people.

"'Freedom of expression has become a crime."

In a series of ISIS orders posted in Raqqa, Al-Monitor reports, ISIS demanded that all women wear full body coverings, full-face veils and gloves when in public. They also banned photos of people in shop windows and "music and songs in cars, at parties, in shops and in public" because "they prevent one from the remembrance of God and the Koran and are a temptation and a corruption of the heart."

As for smoking, ISIS says of smokers, "every cigarette he smokes in a state of trance and vanity is disobeying God," Al-Monitor notes.

International Business Times reports that Flavian Moreau, sentenced to seven years in France for joining ISIS, left the group because he couldn't quit smoking. ISIS, which calls smoking "slow suicide," even has beheaded smokers.

The Daily Mail notes that ISIS has erected billboards with gruesome depictions of burning lungs, and has destroyed millions of packs of cigarettes in bonfires.

However, they also note, areas captured from ISIS soldiers have been found to be littered with cigarette butts, indicating that the strict no-smoking policy, at least on the front lines, is being ignored.

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In its latest crackdown on "hipsters" in the Syrian city of Raqqa, the Islamic State (ISIS) has warned that anyone caught wearing skinny jeans will be arrested, the Daily Mail reports.
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