ISIS Imposes Democrat Style Nanny State Regs
Liberals loyally waiting for Obama’s first foreign policy success need wait no longer. Thanks to his premature pullout from Iraq, the country is falling to radical Islamists who are not only engaging in mass executions but also advancing public health by promoting the progressive agenda:
In a major coup for public health and safety the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has banned smoking, alcohol, and guns in the provinces it conquered just days ago, the International Business Times reports.
Even the Democrat Party gave up on banning alcohol during Prohibition. Not ISIS though.
The Sunni militant group, which seized control of Iraq’s second largest city Thursday and is pushing toward Baghdad, “has a surprisingly sophisticated bureaucracy,” according to the Atlantic. “In Raqqa, they forced shops to close for selling poor products in the suq (market) as well as regular supermarkets and kebab stands–a move that was likely the work of its Consumer Protection Authority office.”
Nanny state liberals will be particularly encouraged by the smoking ban.
Smoking is not categorically banned in Islam, although some Islamic leaders have issued tobacco fatwas prohibiting cigarette and hookah consumption – possibly under the influence of foreign anti-tobacco NGOs.
We should feel honored. As they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Smoking bans are increasingly popular in the United States, with an estimated 80% of Americans living under a ban in “workplaces, and/or restaurants, and/or bars,” according to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation.
Now if we could only get ISIS to pass out condoms to schoolchildren…
— Julie (@MsIntervention) June 12, 2014
On a tip from Henry. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.