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Stogie News: Taliban vs. Smoking

12 Dec 2006

In the past we’ve noted the similarities between the anti-smoking policies of Hitler and the Nazis and today’s anti-smoking zealots.

Now we read reports that another of America’s mortal enemies, the Taliban that supported Osama Bin Laden’s terrorist attacks, is also a distinctly fascist when it comes to smoking.

This report from The Scotsman notes that a ban on smoking is rule 18 of the 30 rules recently handed down by the Taliban’s “highest leader”:

18. Mujahideen should refrain from smoking cigarettes.

And while cigarette smoking is a no-no, killing a teacher isn’t a problem – provided that the proper warnings are given:

25. Anyone who works as a teacher for the current puppet regime must receive a warning. If he nevertheless refuses to give up his job, he must be beaten. If the teacher still continues to instruct contrary to the principles of Islam, the district commander or a group leader must kill him.

Just so we’re clear: Killing a teacher – mandatory (after warning and beating). Smoking cigarettes – absolutely forbidden!

Now obviously we know that the smoke-hating terrorists are maniacal (that’s why they’re terrorists), but their anti-tobacco policy does raise one question: If terrorists want to ban smoking, does that mean that when we ban smoking the terrorists win?

Patrick S

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5 Responses to “Stogie News: Taliban vs. Smoking”

  1. Padronnie Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at 5:44 am #

    HaHaHa… Funny picture!

  2. Sean Archer Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at 5:57 am #

    I knew the anti-smoking zealots were in bed with the Taliban!

  3. Anonymous Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at 8:36 am #

    "18. Mujahideen should refrain from smoking cigarettes."

    Yeah, but what about cigars?!?

  4. J. Smith Sunday, December 24, 2006 at 12:56 pm #

    Obviously if the Nazis or Taliban do something it is the worst idea ever, scan for sarcasm here.

  5. UBNXURXTW1 Friday, January 19, 2007 at 1:16 pm #

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