Flavien Moreau said he even tried Nicorette, but it didn’t work.
Barack Hussein Obama
A French militant who was recently sent to to prison for his involvement with the Islamic State said he left the terrorist organization because he couldn’t handle its strict ban on smoking cigarrettes.
“I really struggled with not smoking,” 27-year-old Flavien Moreau testified before a Paris court, according to France 24.
“It was forbidden by the katiba [a group of Islamist militants]. I had brought Nicorette gum with me, but it wasn’t enough. So, I left my gun with my emir and I left,” he said.
Moreau was given the maximum sentence for his crimes, seven years.
The Muslim convert became radicalized in France and traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State in 2012. He had had 13 previous convictions, including armed robbery and assault.
Unable to quit smoking, he left the terrorist group after a mere two weeks. He was arrested in France in January 2013.
— Katherine Timpf is a reporter at National Review Online.
ROTFL -I’ve been giving posting on the “news” a break but since this story falls under so many levels of “comedy” decided to post it. And no, it’s not satire.
Note: “The Muslim convert became radicalized in France and traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State in 2012. He had had 13 previous convictions, including armed robbery and assault.” They attract such outstanding citizens…
Update: ISIS reverts smoking ban in Kirkuk ‘to gain popularity’ – Al …english.alarabiya.net/…/ISIS-reverts-smoking–ban-in-Kirkuk…
1 day ago – Residents of Iraqs Kirkuk said the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has backed down from its decision to ban smoking…. heh
Bottomline: it appears they can play footsie with Quranic verses on areas of smoking but not the murder of socalled infidels/apostates like thee and me…what a load of hypocritical hogwash!