Even the Islamic State Has Banned the Burqa for Security Reasons

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In an ironic twist of fate, the Islamic State has banned the wearing of burqas (that they had made obligatory on every woman) for security reasons. The ban comes after a fully veiled woman in Mosul killed five Islamic State jihadis with a pistol fitted with a silencer. The woman disappeared and has yet to be found.


The Islamic State has banned soccer referees in Deir Ezzor, an eastern province of Syria, on the ground that the referees are “in violation of the command of Allah and the Sunnah” because they “do not judge according to what Allah has revealed.”

Soccer will now be planned under new sharia rules, where by an injured player will receive compensation from the player who caused the damage. In addition, according to Salafi scholars, whether or not referees should even be present at games and whether or not games should be played at all is questionable.


The Islamic State’s Libyan branch has ruled that a woman can now divorce her husband if he refuses to support the terror organization and rejects the life of jihadi. ISIS judges will quickly grant the women a divorce so that the women are free to marry ISIS fighters.


ISIS expanded its attacks to yet another country, Burkina Faso in western Africa. Forces loyal to Adnan Abu Walid al Sahrawi, the emir of the Islamic State’s Sahara branch, attacked a military police post near the border of Niger, leaving two dead. This marks the first attack by the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS). After the groups two previous emirs were killed by counter-terrorism ops, Sahrawi pledged allegiance to the Islamic State and its “caliph” Abu Bakr al Baghdadi last May.


A Kurdish woman fighter, dubbed the Angelina Jolie of Kurdistan, was killed fighting ISIS September 1, according to social media sites and Syrian activists. Assiya Ramadan, 20, bore a striking resemblance to Jolie and was said to be one of the most famous Kurdish fighters. She was killed next to the city Jarablus, Syria located on the Turkish border. Ramadan had been fighting with the Kurdish forces since the end of 2014 and fought in many battles against ISIS.


Showing it will continue with its gruesome killings until the very end, the Islamic State in Mosul executed nine teenagers by cutting them in half with chainsaws. The youth were sentenced by a sharia court for the crime of joining a resistance group. They were then tied to a pole in the center square in Mosul and sliced in half.

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Meira Svirsky

Meira Svirsky is the editor of ClarionProject.org

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