All that glitters is not gold!
As in all utopias, Communist Socialist/ National Socialist and authoritarian regimes, as well as in Islamic potentates, the upper crust lives the good life while the rest live of the dust of the regime’s ideology.
A tale of two caliphates: Hospitals shut down and boys sent to terror camps in Syrian stronghold… while ISIS fighters dine out in 5-star restaurants
- Jihadi fighters have long boasted of five-style life while fighting for ISIS
- They have been pictured swimming in hotel pools and dining in restaurants
- Fighters in Raqqa have been given pay-rise and lamb to eat for Eid festival
- But city’s poor have seen life worsen as they are left to fend for themselves
- Hospitals have closed and many die trying to get to Turkey for treatment
Since militant group ISIS claimed to have established an Islamic caliphate, the city of Raqqa has become known as its fanatical capital.
But reports from groups inside the city say there is growing resentment between the poor, who have been largely left to fend for themselves, and Islamic fighters, who live a life of five-star luxury.
While fighters have each been given a pay-rise and a roast lamb to feast on for the festival of Eid al-Adha, the poor have been left to suffer as food an fuel prices spike.
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Good life: While Jihadi fighters have been pictured swimming in hotel pools and eating in upmarket restaurants around Raqqa, the city’s residents have suffered under the new rule
Happy holiday: Fighters have each been given a pay bonus and lamb to feast on during Eid al-Adha, while in Raqqa may are now dependent on a few weathly benefactors who bankroll charities
Temptation: Extremists have posted images of their seemingly luxurious lifestyle on social media in the hope of tempting other Westerners to join them
Militants have been pictured dining out in five-star restaurants and soaking in hotel pools, while many citizens of Raqqa are now wholly dependent on the few wealthy citizens who still bankroll charities.