Islamic State nabs people for wearing trousers in Syria

Chechens in Syria — dressed incorrectly. Source.

Damascus: The Islamic State (IS) militants have apprehended a number of people for wearing pants on the streets in Syria’s eastern province of Deir Ezzor, media reported.

The terrorists detained a group of people wearing pants in the city of al-Mayadin in Deir Ezzor and took them to their security stations, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (syriahr) reported on Saturday.

The militants, then, informed the detainees relatives that they must bring “loose clothes” for the arrested people to be released.

IS extremists also tore some people’s pants on the streets by using sharp instruments, syriahr said, adding that the terrorists also whipped three men for “smoking cigarettes” and two others for “letting their wives go outside without wearing Hijab” in Syria’s northeastern province of al-Hasakah…

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    Coming soon to a no-go zone near you. 🙁

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    I have not worn pants all weekend.
    It’s not that bad! 😉

    • Frau Katze

      Men’s dress must be loose-fitting, just like it was in the 7th century.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Not too loose, not too tight!

      • winniec

        And the trousers must not touch the ankle!

  • winniec

    Antagonizing their own volunteers is not the way to go.

  • Jay Currie

    The Puritans tended in a similar direction. Ultra-Orthodox Jews have some very odd rules.

    Is is doing what its version of Islam requires. It has everything to do with Islam and, unfortunately, that is a religion with teachings which go well beyond baggy pants.

    But, for the moment the stricter the better simply so other Muslim can see for themselves how unpleasant, indeed murderous, Islam actually is. Then they will be less inclined to support their zealots.

    • Minicapt

      More likely just “dress in the clothes that Mohammed wore”. If the ‘thobe’, izaar’ and ‘besht’ satisfied his needs …


  • Barrington Minge

    Life must be such fun in the 7th century cult.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    …most days now, I don’t even bother getting dressed…

    • Linda1000

      Do you have an old- fashioned rock heater sauna?

  • Xavier

    You can look at Europe and the ME and see exactly what is going to occur in North America in a few years. Yet most of the population revels in denial and claiming “Islamophobia”.

    It’s like refusing to accept that your dog has shat on the kitchen floor and blaming others for noticing it.

    Do I get my own fatwa for the dog shit/Islam analogy?

    • Blacksmith

      You should!

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      Pardon the length:

      Say not the struggle nought availeth,
      The labour and the wounds are vain,
      The enemy faints not nor faileth,
      And as things have been, things remain;
      If hopes were dupes, fears may be liars;
      It may be, in yon smoke conceal’d,
      Your comrades chase e’en now the fliers–
      And, but for you, possess the field.
      For while the tired waves vainly breaking
      Seem here no painful inch to gain,
      Far back, through creeks and inlets making,
      Comes silent, flooding in, the main.
      And not by eastern windows only,
      When daylight comes, comes in the light,
      In front the sun climbs slow, how slowly,
      But westward, look! the land is bright.

      Arthur Hugh Clough