Al-Shabaab, the barbaric Somali terrorist organization, is infamous for literally butchering thousands of people across east Africa. But that doesn’t mean it can’t show its softer side now and then. The group, one of the world’s most brutal and feared, announced it has banned the use of plastic bags because it believes they are detrimental to life on Earth.
Do you ever get the feeling that we’re living out one extended Twilight Zone episode? But, I digress.
The terrorist entity’s mouthpiece, Radio Andalus, broadcast news of the ban last Sunday, according to the Huffington Post. The jihadist outfit, which openly boasts about the acts of extreme violence it is wont to commit, issued a statement saying discarded plastic bags “pose a serious threat to the well-being of humans and animals alike.” As does, ironically enough, Al-Shabaab.
According to Britain’s The Sun newspaper, Mohamed Abu Abdalla, one of the group’s governors, said that details of how the new rules will be enforced will be announced later. (I’m guessing by slaughtering those that defy it).
The group also wants to halt the logging of native trees. Seriously.
We now live in a world so amoral that heinous terrorist groups can get away with the most preposterous of virtue-signaling propaganda.
Did Hitler ban DDT? Did Khrushchev prohibit the use of disposable diapers? Did Chairman Mao donate to the Humane Society? Did Pol Pot fret about the ozone layer?
What’ll we hear next? Perhaps Al-Shabaab members are giving 10% of their (ill-gotten) income to the Open Society Foundation?
“Asad, after we stone the lesbian harlot to death, let’s remember to send a check to the Sierra Club, okay?!”
So, Al-Shabaab wants to ban the use of disposable plastic consumer goods, engages in virtue-signaling, and threatens to attack those with whom it disagrees?
It’s become indistinguishable from the Democratic Party.