ISIS – you know, that extremist Islamist terrorist group who infamously force women to wear burkas – have banned the burka.
It turns out that the full body and face coverings were considered a threat to ISIS’s security after a number of their commanders were killed by veiled women, the Daily Mail reports.
This is a serious u-turn from the so-called Islamic State as they previously employed ‘morality police’ to beat and kill women in Syria and Iraq who did not conceal their bodies and eyes.
Iran Front Page reported on Friday that the ban would be enforced in all ISIS security centres in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.
It is understood, however, that the original strict women’s dress code of head-to-toe black coverings are still enforced in the rest of Mosul.
Some people have taken to Twitter to express their concern that ISIS have realised the burka as being a security threat, but the UK has not:
Burka ban makes sense for security reasons, not surprised ISIS implemented it
— Sandeep Kadian (@GappistanRadio) September 5, 2016
ISIS will soon Ban Islam and The Koran for corrupting and inciting Violence as well.
— Stephen Harrison (@Stephen89638801) September 5, 2016
Burka Ban for security risk…announce ISIS! Does this make them progressive liberal darlings now? https://t.co/0GF0nXgSKm
— Merrick Wells (@MerrickWells) September 6, 2016
And, of course, the extreme irony of the situation…
A recent poll also revealed that over half of the UK want to ban the burka – although 18-24-year-olds were more likely to oppose a ban, according to the findings from YouGov.
Women were seen burning their burkas in liberation in Manbij, Syria, after the American-backed Syrian Democratic forces freed the city from ISIS occupation in August.
Manbij was a significant defeat against ISIS due to the town’s importance in the transit of foreign jihadists and in the movement of food, drink and equipment from the Turkish border.
Let’s hope that this Daesh 180 on the burka is another sign that the organisation is starting to completely unravel.