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[Syria] ISIS beheads top police official for smoking cigarettes

The Islamic extremists reportedly beheaded one of their own for smoking cigarettes. No mercy was shown to the high-ranking police official and Egyptian national whose headless body was discovered near a power plant in the Syrian city of Deir-al-Zor. Writ
Chicago Sun-Times
added Feb 13, 2015 16:51
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[Iraq, Syria] Isis beheads cigarette smokers because smoking is 'slow suicide' under Sharia law

According to Isis’ so-called Preaching Office, smoking is ‘slow suicide’, as well as being ‘vain’ and therefore forbidden. ‘Every smoker should be aware that with every cigarette he smokes in a state of trance and vanity is disobeying god,’ it said.
Metro Café (uk)
added Feb 13, 2015 16:50
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[Syria] Islamic State: Smoking will kill you, one way or another

It had a cigarette placed between its lips. “This is not permissible, Sheikh,” someone had scrawled in Arabic on the decapitated corpse lying nearby...The body and head belonged to an Islamic State official, a deputy police chief.
Los Angeles Times
added Feb 13, 2015 16:45
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Islamic State crisis: Religious police 'kidnapped' in Syria

unclear how many members of the police - known as Hisbah - had been kidnapped. "There is an escalation in the operations against the Hisbah because they are arresting people and insulting their dignity for reasons like smoking," Observatory director Rami
BBC Online
added Jan 8, 2015 11:04
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Radio Free Syria

Nusra Front circulated a paper in Kafranbel’s tobacco shops saying that smoking was against Islam. Bayyoush, who, like Fares, smokes with the relish of a man who faces a death more immediate than cancer, published a treatise against the Qaeda-linked group
New York Times
added Dec 4, 2014 05:59
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[Iraq, Syria] ISIS cracks down on cigarettes and alcohol: Extraordinary pictures emerge of hardline jihadists piling whisky, beer and tobacco onto bonfire

Hardline jihadists have banned drinking and smoking because it is against the harsh form of Sharia law they impose / Last month a French jihadist was jailed in Paris after returning home because he could not face giving up smoking
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 4, 2014 20:39
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[France, Syria] French man quits ISIS because it was too hard to stop smoking

Flavien Moreau, 27, was the first French citizen to be tried for his short-lived involvement in the terrorist group ISIS. He received the maximum sentence offered by the prosecution–seven years in prison. But why, in January 2013, was he finally caught?
Salon Magazine
added Nov 24, 2014 15:04
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[Iraq, Syria] Islamic State commanders liable for mass war crimes: U.N.

Their report, based on over 300 interviews with witnesses and victims, called on world powers to bring the commanders before the International Criminal Court...ordered lashings and amputations for offences such as smoking cigarettes or theft
Reuters
added Nov 14, 2014 17:05
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[France, Syria] Paris: Militant who quit ISIL for cigarettes gets 7 years

Flavien Moreau, the first French militant to return from Syria, has been sentenced to seven years in jail as The Paris Criminal Court... he quit the terror group only after 10 days when his addiction to cigarettes became unbearable for him to carry on, he
World Bulletin (tr)
added Nov 14, 2014 08:33
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Syrian state tobacco company makes SYP 15,6 bn in 6 months

Damascus - the General Organization of Tobacco has marketed about 3.705 tons of tobacco, worth SYP 15.6 billion, in the first half of 2014. According to the company's biannual report, the company sold 2.826 tons of various types of locally-made tobacco,
Zawya.com (ae)
added Aug 10, 2014 22:03
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