ISIS Publishes New Rules for Islamic Caliphate

 

Bp7Uw_xCIAA0wTMISIS, last seen rolling across Iraq, has published new rules for the recently captured province of Nineveh. Reporter Jenan Moussa of Dubai-based Al Aan TV took to Twitter this morning to translate some lowlights from the document:

  • For those asking “who are you?”: We are soldiers of Islam and took our responsibility to bring back the glory of the Islamic Caliphate.
  • Money we took from the Safavid government is now public. Only Imam of Muslims can spend it. Anyone who steals, hand will be cut off.
  • We ask all Muslims to perform prayers on time in the mosques.
  • We warn tribal leaders and sheiks not to “work with government and be traitors.”
  • No drugs, no alcohol and no cigarettes allowed.
  • For the police, soldiers and other kafir institutions, you can repent. We opened special places that will allow you to repent.
  • Gatherings, carrying flags (other than that of the Islamic state) and carrying guns are not allowed. God ordered us to stay united.
  • Our position on shrines and graves is clear. All are to be destroyed.
  • For women, dress decently and wear wide clothes. Only go out if needed.
  • People, you tried secular rulings (Republic, Baathist, Safavides) and it pained you. Now is the time for an Islamic state.

And here I thought America was the only country Obama was going to ruin.

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  1. billy Inactive
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    Remember when our presence in Iraq was inspiring all the violence? And how after we left everything was gonna be just peachy?

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  2. rico Inactive
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    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: And here I thought America was the only country Obama was going to ruin.

     It’s Bush’s fault. President Obama ended the war in Iraq.

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  3. Mark Belling Fan Member
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    Anyone happen to know the ISIS stance on gay marriage?

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  4. Johnny Dubya Inactive
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    1) This is what happens when you “end” wars, rather than “win” them.
    2) “We opened special places that will allow you to repent.”  Oh, I’ll bet you have.  I shudder to think of what will go on in those “special places”.  I daresay it will be a lot worse than waterboarding.

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  5. Valiuth Inactive
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    MBF:

    Anyone happen to know the ISIS stance on gay marriage?

     I believe it is evolving, from being stoned to death to being crushed by one large stone. 

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  6. Quinn the Eskimo Member
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    Jon Gabriel, Ed.:

    And here I thought America was the only country Obama was going to ruin.

     Quote of the day.

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  7. Concretevol Thatcher
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    Wow, talk about snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.  I can’t decide where this foreign policy debacle ranks among the long list this administration has amassed but its pretty far up there.  We invested a lot of blood and treasure to then just check out because this was “Bush’s war”.  Just a damn shame.  I remember hearing a lot from the left about how al qaeda wasn’t in Iraq so we had no business there….well they sure as hell are there now so congratulations!

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  8. Whiskey Sam Inactive
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    If we are unwilling to do what is necessary to end this once and for all, we will eventually succumb to them as they will simply wait us out.

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  9. user_536506 Member
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    Jon – as Nina Shea reports, Christians are being cleansed from the area. They used to have Syria and the Mosul area as safe havens to flee to – no longer. This is a dire situation and Obama does nothing. Please pray for these persecuted Christians.

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  10. Zafar Member
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    Scott Wilmot:

    Jon – as Nina Shea reports, Christians are being cleansed from the area. They used to have Syria and the Mosul area as safe havens to flee to – no longer. This is a dire situation and Obama does nothing. Please pray for these persecuted Christians.

    It’s ironic, I guess, that the situation of christians in Iraq was better under Saddam than it has been since.  Unintended consequences.

    More about how awful ISIS is.

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  11. Matty Van Inactive
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    I take it the point of this post is that since the ISIS is barbaric we should have stayed in Iraq. A better conclusion might be this. American armies are not very good at fixing foreign barbarism. You guys really think we could have brought the Enlightenment to Iraq with a different president? If you do so believe, that brings up a different problem. How in God’s name to you intend to elect time after time for all eternity a president qualified for the job? That CANNOT happen. First of all it’s an impossible mission. Second of all, even if the mission is not impossible, electing the right man time after time is impossible. Conservatives are generally down to earth practical types when it comes to domestic politics.  You understand that government is not a good problem solver. So why is it you believe our government can solve the problems of the world? At least we know America. Out in the world we’re confused and clueless. How ’bout we return to constitutional defense of America and serve as the light of freedom to the world, not the sword.

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  12. Tim H. Inactive
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    Matty Van—While I understand and have some sympathy for an isolationist or non-interventionist view (however you would describe your position), for foreign countries to fall to the allies of Al-Qaeda will put us in greater danger in the future.  It was Afghanistan falling to the Taliban that opened up a safe haven for Al-Qaeda in the first place, which gave them the protection and the resources to plan their terrorist attacks.

    After WWII, we totally transformed Germany and Japan so they would not be a threat to us in the future.  And here, while ISIS is different from Hussein, the same thinking applies—don’t let the war be a wasted effort by having a defeated enemy go right back to being a threat.  It will be much better to defeat ISIS now than it will be if they gain control of Iraq.

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  13. RightinChicago Member
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    MBF:

    Anyone happen to know the ISIS stance on gay marriage?

     On their necks

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  14. Misthiocracy Member
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    Wait, what? Muslims aren’t supposed to smoke tobacco?!?!

    Some of the world’s best tobacco comes from the middle east!!

    Also, ISIS must really hate the Taliban, what with their love of poppy farming.  Sarcasm.

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  15. Mister D Member
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    Matty Van:

    I take it the point of this post is that since the ISIS is barbaric we should have stayed in Iraq.

    One can reasonably argue that we never should have gone into Iraq, but once that choice was made, we needed to see it through, not abandon those people to a new barbarism. I may be completely wrong, but I seriously doubt ISIS would be rolling through Baghdad if the US still had forces there.

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  16. Misthiocracy Member
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    Mister D:

    One can reasonably argue that we never should have gone into Iraq, but once that choice was made, we needed to see it through, not abandon those people to a new barbarism. I may be completely wrong, but I seriously doubt ISIS would be rolling through Baghdad if the US still had forces there.

    Also, there are different degrees of “staying in” a country.

    South Vietnam fell because the support it needed to defend itself was withdrawn, not simply because the troops came home.

    Also, there’s a very good reason to keep a US military base in Iraq, and it’s the same reason there’s still US military bases in Germany – because the military base is useful for the United States.

    That doesn’t mean that the US military is “occupying” Germany, and it wouldn’t have to mean that the US military was “occupying” Iraq.

    The US could, of course, leave Germany completely, but then it would lose that base. I happen to believe the US should reduce its forces in Germany, but I don’t think it should abandon such a useful asset completely.

    I think a similar argument could be made for Iraq.

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  17. user_82762 Inactive
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    Jon,

    This is a very important moment for everyone to pay attention to.  When Saigon fell there was still doubt especially for the young.  However, once the Cambodian genocide had taken place for anyone who was paying attention there could be no doubt.

    Evil exists in the world.  There are regimes and philosophies that are inherently evil.  This is not western chauvinism.  This is just the truth.  As we watch this hideous gang of tyrannical butchering murders run loose any last doubts of this will be erased for anyone who is paying attention.

    Regards,

    Jim

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  18. Matty Van Inactive
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    Tim and Mister D, sorry just now looked in and saw your comments.

    Let’s see if I can simplify my perspective to the point of absurdity and a 200 word limit.

    When we insert ourselves into the middle of ancient blood feuds far from home, we only turn the twisted minds of the participants in our direction.That’s what makes us their enemies, not the details of which particular wars or battles have been won or lost.

    Tim, Germany and Japan are poor examples of our skill in nation-building. Our help worked there because they didn’t need our help. They had already, previously, figured out how to do it on their own. It doesn’t work when people are more interested in their ancient prejudices and blood feuds than our alien ideas on free markets and democracy.
     
    Mister D, you are certainly right that ISIS would not be rolling up to Bagdad if we were still there. But if that’s your goal, neither would they be rolling up to Bagdad if Sadam were still there. We could have saved trillions of dollars and thousands of lives if we let him do the dirty work.

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  19. Matty Van Inactive
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    Ok, I need 400 words!

    I saw an expert interviewed this morning on CNN. He is clearly from that area and therefore has an intimate understanding that we lack. He said one part of our cluelessness is that we intend to bring democracy to the Middle East. He pointed out that democracy is not the relevant choice. The choice is this: dictatorship or Islamic extremism.

    The second option, he made clear, is what comes of democracy. BTW, he was too nice a guy to call us clueless. I’m afraid that choice of words was my own. But it’s true. We are driven by our Englightenment understanding to impose things like democracy but such things are far from what they are interested in. When we go there without understanding what matters to them, we go in clueless. We end up just being used by both sides (actually, many more sides than “both”) to accomplish their own unsavory goals.

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  20. user_615140 Inactive
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    The  Left wanted another Vietnam. Well, now they have one.

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  21. user_615140 Inactive
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    Oh …. and on a somewhat related note; has anyone asked why the United States and allies have taken so many jihadis prisoner, but the jihadis had only one prisoner (‘Sgt’ Bergdahl)? Are the US and allies prepared to die rather than surrender, like many Japanese soldiers in WW2, or is there some other explanation?

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  22. Kozak Member
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    Oh yeah and as the leader of ISIS told a member of the NY guard at his transfer to Iraqi custody

    I will see you in New York

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