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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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[Europe, Ireland, Spain] IRA Terrorists Turn to Tobacco Smuggling as Black Market Thrives

Spanish police have arrested two former members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) as part of an investigation into money laundering and tobacco smuggling, as the crack down on tobacco products makes the crime more lucrative.
breitbart.com
added Jan 7, 2015 19:53
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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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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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[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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[Asia] Fugitive Guru Arrested After Standoff With Indian Police

He preaches with special vigor against the use of alcohol or tobacco. Those who smoke tobacco, he said in one videotaped sermon, “will be reborn as a dog in the next 70 lives.”
New York Times
added Nov 19, 2014 12:24
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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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[UK] Health bosses vow to stub out illegal trade

A new campaign highlighting the dangers of using illegal cigarettes has been launched in Sheffield – amid warnings from the city’s public health chief that the fake goods are used to fund organised crime and terrorism. Councils in Sheffield, Rotherham a
The Star / Sheffield Telegraph (uk)
added Nov 13, 2014 10:01
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[Iraq] The ISIS war on cigarettes

Those caught selling cigarettes in Mosul, an ISIS-controlled city in northern Iraq, are subject to 80 lashes, more than two weeks behind bars and the equivalent of a $580 fine. Anyone caught trying to import cigarettes faces 80 lashes, four months in ja
New York Post
added Nov 11, 2014 10:47
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