Eco-Jihadis: Why Islamic extremists’ sudden love for the planet is not so noble

Somalia’s al Shabaab made headlines last week with an announcement the terrorist organisation has banned single-use plastic bags in areas of the country under its control.

The eco-friendly move seemed incongruous with some of their other policies – namely, indiscriminate gun and bomb attacks on civilians in Somalia and neighbouring Kenya – not to mention profiteering from planet-destroying charcoal as well as the illegal ivory trade.