Caliphate of Fear: The Curse of the Islamic State


By SPIEGEL Staff

Photo Gallery: A State of Evil Photos
REUTERS

Images of Yazidis fleeing parts of Iraq and Syria have shocked the world and the battle against the jihadists with the Islamic State has united Americans, Europeans, Kurds and Iranians. Can the Islamists be stopped?

In Raqqa, Syria, the Islamic State’s “caliphate” has already become a reality. All women in the city are required to wear the niqab veil and pants are banned. Thieves have their hands hacked off and opponents are publicly crucified or beheaded, with the images of these horrific acts then posted on social networks.

The few hair salons that are still open are required to black out the pictures of women on the packaging for hair dye solutions. Weddings are only permitted to take place without music. And at livestock markets, the hindquarters of goats and sheep must be covered in order to prevent men from viewing their genitalia and having uncomely thoughts.

Any person caught out on the street during the five daily prayer times is risking his or her life

Read More: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/how-islamic-state-fighters-pose-a-threat-to-the-world-a-986632.html#ref=nl-international

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  1. a12iggymom says:

    Reblogged this on U.S. Constitutional Free Press.

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