Woke terrorists what about plastic straws?

Terrorist group al Shabaab has banned single-use plastic bags.

The Somali militant Islamist group, which has links to al Qaeda, has long had an interest in environmental issues.

It made the official announcement on Radio Andalus, which is operated by al Shabaab.

Jubaland regional leader Mohammad Abu Abdullah said the group had come to the decision due to the “serious” threat posed by plastic bags to both humans and livestock.

He added that pollution caused by plastic was damaging to the environment.

In the same announcement, the group said it has banned the logging of rare trees.

Details of how the eco-friendly bans would be enforced were not shared with listeners.

Here is the link.


Just because they are terrorists it does not mean they are always wrong.

Yes. Two or three of them actually can hit what the infidels they shoot at.

How did that impact the street defecation crisis among drug-addicted, homeless jihadis?

My point is that jihadism is not always wrong.

Are you trolling or being serious? How can jihadism be right?

We supported jihadists against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan. We support anti-Iranian Islamic forces. We supported the Contras, the Resistences in Nazi-occupied Europe and other forces that targed dictatorial regimes. Not all terrorism is necessarily bad.

Eco-terrorism is always wrong whether it be committed by Islamic fundamentalists or Brazil's Sociedade Secreta Silvestre.

1) The Somalian case is not eco-terrorism per se. It is a de facto-government imposing regulations.
2) The so-called Sociedade Secreta Silvestre risk is overrated by far. No meaningful attack has ever been reported.

The terrorists in my state (the governor and legislature) have banned plastic and paper bags.

It's possible to have a jihad against malaria, so it's probably best to define what you are talking about.

Good points.

Shelly Shannon was a bad shot, but Roeder was more accurate.

Of course the trendy thing now is bump stocks in Vegas...

Bump stocks! Really? If someone ever tries to shoot at me I pray that they use bump stocks. Bump stocks make guns less accurate. They are just a toy attachment.

Aren't they more likely to be shooting at somebody near you? Or are you just, like, really unpleasant?

Fewer bullets with your name on them in exchange for more
bullets addressed "to whom it may concern."

This is why I always carry around a bullet with my name engraved on it. I figure the odds of there being two bullets with my name on them are pretty low.

>Details of how the eco-friendly bans would be enforced were not shared

Stoned to death for first offense, burned to death for the second, and decapitation for each one thereafter.

The Jihadist version of "Three Strikes and You're Out"??

They could just put them in concentration camps like Xi or Trump does.

Well, Well, Well,

Al Shabab is engaged in

Corporate Greenwashing.

"We examine over 100 top performing Canadian firms in visibly polluting industries as we seek to answer four research questions: What specific environmental issues are firms addressing? How do these issues differ between industries? Are both symbolic and substantive actions financially beneficial? Does green-washing, measured as the difference between symbolic and substantive action, and/or green-highlighting, measured as the combined effect of symbolic and substantive actions, pay? We find that substantive actions of environmental issues (green walk) neither harm nor benefit firms financially, but symbolic actions (green talk) are negatively related to financial performance. We also find that green-washing (discrepancy between green talk and green walk) has a negative effect on financial performance and green- highlighting (concentrated efforts of the talk and walk) has no effect on financial performance. We provide explanations of our findings and put forth future research directions." Abstract from: The Harm of Symbolic Actions and Green-washing: Corporate Actions and Communications on Environmental Performance and Their Financial Implications" Link here: https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/72766347.pdf

Greenwashing is defined as: “disinformation disseminated by an organization so as to present an environmentally responsible public image”,

As a follow up, Al Shabab members have also been instructed to pick up spent metal shell casings after an attack of innocent civilians and recycle them (the shell casings, not the bodies...or maybe they should compost the bodies?)

In the post-modern world there is no such thing as "innocent civilians", especially when their demise reinforces a narrative. Teen-age girls walking to school on the morning of August 6, 1945 were "collateral damage" or, more likely, the mothers of future kamikaze pilots.

This story is probably fake news anyway. Who on MR, or anywhere in the civilized west, could identify Mohammad Abu Abdullah or Hibatullah Akhundzada?

Maybe the Japanese regime should not have invaded its neighbors, worked to Hitler and attack America. Maybe beheviours have co sequences.

al Shabaab is a Sunni Muslim militant group that follows the Wahhabism ideology promoted by Trump's Saudi friends. The irony is that Trump has no interest in the environmental threat posed by plastic bags or the terrorist threat posed by the militant groups Trump's friends the Saudis support including al Shabaab.

Trump didn’t bow.

No, he just took all that money from the Saudis they spent at his hotel in Washington. Why should he bow?

This was heavily covered in conservative media when it was first announced in 2018.

I'm sure they made hay from it. Did they also mention that Hitler was a vegetarian?

What is missing is context. There is a huge litter problem in much of the developing world and much of it consists of plastic bags. There is also the practice of using them to dispose of human shit. See the case of Kampala, where surrounding farmland is unworkable from plastic bag accumulation. Totally different context than a plastic bag ban in a place with good sanitation and litter habits.

One of the few perks from living in western NY (and nearby states) is Wegmans supermakets. Although a bit pricey, Wegmans stores are hyper-efficient and spotless. And even though they originated in America's East Germany (aka upstate NY), Wegmans is strongly anti-union.

Wegmans has also decided to do away with plastic bags. Plastic bags of your own are also (which has also spread to nearby states) Verboten. How the mighty have fallen.

A friend lives in Turkey in a port city on the Mediterranean. There is an open air market, and on market day the city and beaches are littered by small plastic bags. If you buy something it is put in a small bag; most of them are thrown away and end up being blown by the wind somewhere.

In the situation described above, I could imagine things going something like this:

Ban straws and single use plastic. Shoot offenders who litter.

That didn't work very well, just more litter with the bodies.
Ban plastic wrapping. That didn't work very well, just paper litter with the bodies. And more people getting sick.

Set up trash collection. Capture some infidel slaves to clean up and collect the trash. That works pretty well.

Dig large holes to put the trash into. Shoot the protesters who don't want it near their homes. Much better.

Set up bi weekly trash collection. Shoot people who put it out on the curb on Tuesdays when the pickup is Monday. Even better.

The volumes start getting out of control, costs even with infidel slaves is too high, the smell from the dump sites annoys the faithful. Mandate sorting of recyclables, compost and garbage. Shoot the people who put the wrong thing in the blue box.

Charge high fees to dump garbage to encourage recycling and less use. The infidel slaves are more useful running convenience stores, so the costs of garbage collection and disposal is too high, and the people who live near the dump have bigger guns so we don't have anywhere to put it. Garbage and litter starts showing up everywhere.

Ban plastic straws.

You know what's really woke? Bin Laden AND Saddam worked with the US once.

And get a load of the US-Saudi plan to carve out a Sunni stronghold in Iraq...

Someone needs to tell Islamic terrorists that they've already won over the hearts of leftists, no need to showboat.

And MBS is high on Trump’s list because of his environmentally friendly disposal practices.

Islamic terrorists praising god and guns must give the right stiffies.

Who is the bigger terrorist who is currently threatening the safety of a US person:

The Al Shabbab terrorist in remote Ethiopia who drops a plastic bag


The US dumper of hazardous waste in the drinking water supply?

Whose environmental actions should we be concerned about first?

Nope, this is way more woke:

Pentagon’s $35 Trillion Accounting Black Hole...According to Bloomberg’s Anthony Carpaccio, the Department of Defense made $35 trillion in “accounting adjustments” in 2019, easily surpassing the $30.7 trillion in such adjustments recorded in 2018...Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA), who asked the Government Accountability Office to look into the issue, said the “combined errors, shorthand, and sloppy record-keeping by DoD accountants do add up to a number nearly 1.5 times the size of the U.S. economy"

Not posting the link due to TC's banning of posts with links.

You do know for that be true the Pentagon would have had to make the same mistake 60 times. Come on man $35 trillion is many multiples of the Pentagons budget.

Just another example of how labelling all sorts of diverse groups "terrorists" isn't very informative.

They have said they are responsible for murdering people for in an attempt to obtain political goals. For example, they shot up a shopping centre. That was pretty terroristy.

But I agree, describing them as terrorist isn't very informative as it covers a wide range of activities, groups, and nations with no firmly agreed on definitions.

I don't get the "interest." Shebab is a government of sorts and governments regulate negative externalities.

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