Saturday, July 12, 2008

Life under al Qaeda

Is sounding a little bit like the Democratic Convention in Denver.

From The Boston Herald: Al-Qaeda took particular interest in clamping down on various food items.

“Islamo-puritans found the sight of cucumbers and tomatoes side by side sexually charged, so they ordered produce stands to keep them apart, and told restaurateurs like Khalaf Khalid to serve them on separate plates. “We obey them because they threatened to blow up the restaurant and kill us if we didn’t,” Khalid said, back when al-Qaeda was in command.

Al-Qaeda also took a “Just Say No” attitude toward ice. Mohammed didn’t have it, so Mosul’s residents could not, either.

“They prevented production and sale of ice in Mosul from last year,” Khalaf Abed Al-Hadidi, an ice manufacturer, told Agence France Presse. “Last summer was tough for us, but we couldn’t use the ice factory.”