Are you looking for a special place to visit on your summer vacation? You’re in luck.
ISIS has opened a luxury hotel in Iraq.
Heather Saul of the Independent:
Isis opens 262-room luxury hotel in Mosul
Isis has purportedly opened its own luxury hotel in Iraq’s second city Mosul for members of the extremist group to stay in while visiting.
Pictures circulated by Isis-affiliated social media accounts show members tending to a well-maintained garden, polishing floors and cleaning windows, expansive swimming pools and two black Isis flags flying at the front of the multi-storey building.
The hotel is believed to be the Ninawa International Hotel, which received a number of positive reviews on TripAdvisor before being overtaken by militants and stripped of its branding. It has 262 rooms, two restaurants, two ballrooms and a gymnasium, among other facilities.
Paul Detrick of Reason TV produced this promotional video for the hotel:
The Metro UK notes that there are some restrictions on activities at the hotel:
The Ninawa hotel was previously described on TripAdvisor as the best hotel in Iraq – boasting an opulent reception area, tennis courts, and a swimming pool.
But despite ISIS closing down all hotels in captured territories, the hotel has now been reopened, with all 262 rooms reserved for visiting commanders.
And the luxury hotel will also be available for weddings – so that jihadi brides can marry Islamic State militants on the former £65-a night site.
As for the facilities, women will be banned for swimming or playing tennis in public unless they keep every inch of flesh covered, while the hotel is likely to be patrolled by members of IS’ feared all women police brigade.
Other banned activities including drinking alcohol, dancing, smoking or gambling, and those who don’t obey risk being flogged, crucified or beheaded.
Amazing. Real life looks like something out of The Onion.
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