Enforcing Sharia in Raqqa: The Islamic State

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The Islamic State now governs its caliphate from the north central Syrian city of Raqqa, which was once a relatively westernized agricultural hub. As the State's power base, Raqqa is where it imposes its version of Sharia law throughout large swaths of Iraq and Syria.

The “Hisbah” are the new Sharia police. In the latest episode of The Islamic State, VICE News joins them on their daily patrols during Ramadan, and witnesses how they check on shops and scrutinize produce, while at the same time ensuring their strict rules on women’s appearances are adhered to.

We are also taken to an Islamic State prison and speak with inmates accused of abusing drugs and selling alcohol. There we learn firsthand of the prisoners’ punishments, and how they have since “rediscovered” their devotion to the Islamic faith since their incarceration — but are yet to be granted permission to declare their allegiance to the caliph, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.




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Fun Fact: Most of the ISIS members seen in this video are now dead.

Author — Stephen

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The people on the street don't look happy to see them. Faking smiles.

Author — no news

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It puts a smile on my face knowing that most of these guys are dead

Author — Fernand El Helou

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I don't think guns, cars, electricity, etc. are in the quran either.

Author — Suez Siren

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Big applause to the Kurds who fought so gallantly against Daesh.

Author — Mike NoGoZones

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"God ordered women to wear a veil. We didn't invent that"

Author — dmstn

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0:28 wherever you are in the world there will always be a teenager on a bicycle pulling a wheelie

Author — - spudman

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everybody's a gangsta






until they get late to the prayer

Author — Raphus cucullatus

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Wait how in the hell did vice news get to do this

Author — canadian monarchist

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I wonder if deep down isis members know they’re going to hell 🤔

Author — Amy

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PUTIN said ''to forgive the terrorists is up to God, but to send them to Him is up to me."

Author — payam Moslehi

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UN is the most useless thing on this earth.

Author — Mr. Commentator

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"Peace be upon you brother. Please don't stand there, that's a no standing zone. We're asking you nicely because you are our brother. And also we have AK-47s. Peace be upon you, and see you at the recruitment tent Inshaa Allah."

Author — Mark Aguilar

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Medieval ideas with modern weapons, what a bad combination

Author — Ⲛⲓⲣⲉⲙ̀ⲛⲭⲏⲙⲓ

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Imagine being executed for being late to prayer

Author — Stormboxer

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Fun fact: isis uses drugs all the time.

Author — Krip Killa7615

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"The Treatment is Good and The food is good?" You know they would have killed him if He said anything different.

Author — Foul Priest666

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"Peace be upon you, my brother" says the man with the machine gun.

Author — michaelrose93

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Whats even more funny is how 99% of these guys don't even know or understand sharia

Author — Hasan Iqbal

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If you want to live like the old days then put down those modern weapons haha

Author — Húxiān Cyclops 4