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Photos: ISIS Builds Bonfire Out of Booze and Cigarettes


The Jihadist group continues to set fire to substances banned under strict Sharia law.

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ISIS has imposed a ban on drinking and smoking in occupied territories of Iraq and Syria, in accordance with the strict form of Sharia law they enforce. “No drugs, no alcohol and no cigarettes allowed” the Jihadist group tells citizens. And they mean it.

These haunting photos (below) show armed ISIS militants piling up bottles of whisky, cans of beer and cartons of cigarettes and setting them on fire, while smashing bottles to fuel the flames.

Earlier this year in Raqqa, Syria, ISIS gunmen raided shops, seized all the cigarettes they could find and burned them on top of a giant pier. “Every smoker should be aware that with every cigarette he smokes in a state of trance and vanity he is disobeying God,” said the group in a statement. And in August, they released a video of militants setting fire to Syrian marijuana fields because they believe “drugs are evil.” Yikes.

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Not allowed.

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All brands of smokes are under attack.

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Using whiskey to burn whiskey.

Not your typical open bar.

No marshmallows roasting over this bonfire.

Party’s over.