Known for kidnapping, public stonings, lashings and executions, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), who had recently renamed itself as the Islamic State (IS), is now expanding into tourism, taking jihadists on honeymoon and civilians to visit other parts of its “caliphate.”
Running twice-weekly tours from Syria’s Raqa to Iraq’s Anbar, IS’s buses fly the group’s black flag and play jihadist songs throughout the journey.
One of the first clients was Chechen jihadist Abu Abdel Rahman al-Shishani, aged 26, who took his new Syrian wife on honeymoon, according to activist Hadi Salameh.
“Just after they got married, he took her to Anbar. These jihadists are very romantic,” Salameh joked.
But the two weren’t able to sit together, because “women sit in the back, and men at the front. The bus driver plays jihadist songs all through the ride, and the IS black flag flies over the bus”…
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Well, there you go, dear readers!
Perfect for a vacay to get away from those wretched Canadian winters! I wonder if you can book online? What wife would not appreciate sitting at the back of the bus and listening to jihad music? It sounds very romantic to me!