The Islamist rebels from Jaysh Al-Fateh have issued a new set of laws inside the rebel stronghold of Jisr Al-Shughour in rural Idlib; however, these laws don’t necessarily align with the principles of democracy that they are allegedly trying to install in Syria.
The 3 new laws in Jisr Al-Shughour read as the following:
- Any display of beauty and cosmetics is forbidden.
- No businesses will be open during prayer time.
- All goods that are considered “haram” will be outlawed and banned.
The sign in the header contains these three laws in Arabic and the sign itself is displayed near the downtown area of Jisr Al-Shughour.
Jaysh Al-Fateh is an Islamist coalition that is comprised of several different rebel groups, including Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda group), Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, the Free Syrian Army (FSA), and Jund Al-Aqsa (another Syrian Al-Qaeda group that refuses to fight ISIS).