Good News: Al Qaeda Effectively Rules in Syrian Towns

For those of you interested in what's going on in Syria, this is a must read from al-Reuters. Yes, that al-Reuters. Sometimes having terrorists in your employ pays dividends:

In a small town in Syria's east, Islamist militants have taken unclothed mannequins they see as sexually enticing out of the shops.

Members of the al-Nusra Front, al Qaeda's Syria affiliate, have also prevented women from wearing trousers, preferring that they adopt the shapeless head-to-toe black veil.

The town of 54,000 on the Euphrates river offers a snapshot of what life could be like if Islamist rebels take control of significant areas of Syria as President Bashar al-Assad loses further ground....

Insurgents with long Sunni-Muslim-style beards patrol the streets enforcing a strict interpretation of Islam. Alcohol is removed from shops. Daily religious teaching is provided for Mayadin's children, who get free loaves of bread if they attend.

One young boy who attends these classes told Reuters that pupils are taught about praying, the role of women, the place of polygamy in marriage and jihad against "Assad's Alawite regime."

Syria: just like Iraq, only no Americans around to blame.

Posted by: Rusty at 11:20 AM


1 The Afghan Taliban all over again. It's a Muslim thing and the inhabitants of Muslim countries prefer to remain Muslims. It's their choice. Some people choose to eat until they're fat and unhealthy. Then they have to live with the pain of what they have chosen. The Syrians choose Islam.
What's terrible to me is that I find myself no longer giving a shit about them. They're brainwashing children to make the same backward assed choices.

Posted by: Big Al at January 30, 2013 12:42 PM

2 It is a wonder that any still live. Their 'religion' wants them all dead.

Posted by: EROWMER at January 30, 2013 06:56 PM

3 Just wait until the rest of the Sunnis get fed up with them like the Anbar tribes did. Oh, it'll be a hoot.

Posted by: KaneKaizer at January 30, 2013 07:02 PM

4 Assad knew what Saddam knew.Force is all these people know. No wait, they are the bad guys, The rebels are the good guys, no wait the rebels are alqaeda.
islam is so confusing.Except to Isreal.

Posted by: Joe at January 30, 2013 08:28 PM

5 Just thinking. Israel is what holds Islam together. It's destruction is the only thing they agree on.

Posted by: Big Al at January 31, 2013 12:01 AM

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