From the you-can’t-make-this-stuff-up file, ISIS bans pickles in Iraq

imagesLocal sources in Nineveh province say that ISIS (Islamic State) is preventing the sale and purchase of pickles and nuts of all sorts in the markets of the province. The fear of pickle products stems from a fear by ISIS that such products could be used for manufacturing homemade alcohol. GASP!

Shoebat  The source said in an interview for “Alsumaria News”, that “ISIS decided to prevent the people of Mosul, from buying and selling all pickled products, as well as nuts of all kinds,” noting that “ISIS shut down shops selling pickled products and destroyed all pickled products in several shops of the city’s markets. ”

The source, who asked not to be named, said: “The decision angered residents, who proclaimed its strange for a city which is famous for pickles and trade in all kinds of nuts.”

Previously, ISIS imposed on the people of Mosul strange decisions eliminating wearing jeans and enforcing Afghan style clothing on men and veils for women, as well as the prevention of smoking, Falafel stands, as well as preventing the delivery of ration cards to religious minorities and Christians and also told the citizens to hand over their identification cards for the issuance of new identities for them bearing the logo of the organization.