Mullah Omar Says, 'I Wish You Wouldn't Smoke'


The Taliban are advising their fighters that "mujahideen should refrain from smoking cigarettes." This almost optional-sounding rule, addressed only to soldiers, makes the Taliban look moderate compared to Somalia's Islamists, who have imposed a tobacco ban on the general population in the areas they control. But Mullah Omar makes up for this mushiness with his rule regarding government-employed teachers, the killing of whom is mandatory after a warning and a beating.

[via The Stogie Guys]