Hey, this is perfect timing! Now Bill O’Reilly, Laura Ingraham, Alisyn Camerota, Greta van Susteren and all the others who have been denouncing our “provocative” free speech contest in Garland, Texas can travel over to the Islamic State and defuse the volatile situation we have created by assuring the caliph (if he is still alive) and his men that they have nothing but “respect” for Islam. That will bring peace in a jiffy — and now they can do it while staying in five-star comfort!
“5-star resort opens for ISIS supporters in Iraq,” RT, May 6, 2015:
It may look like any other top resort in Iraq, but the Ninawa International Hotel in Mosul has one major difference. It is the first 5-star hotel for Islamic State jihadists. It includes a swimming pool and tennis court… but no bar.
The battlefield is a place of few comforts, so the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) has decided to re-open a luxury hotel in conquered territory to give its jihadists a bit of R&R. The Ninawa International Hotel in Mosul used to be one of the most luxurious in Iraq, catering to foreign guests and local dignitaries. However, its 262 rooms will now be used by extremist terror group.
From a distance, it may look like any run-of-the-mill ritzy establishment, but a closer look reveals the terrorist organization’s black and white flags flying in multiple locations around the complex.
There is even a swimming pool and tennis courts for hotel guests, while there is also a gymnasium for those wanting to keep in shape.
The hotel underwent a facelift ahead of its grand re-opening on May 1. Gone are the building’s decorative pieces of stone work, which have been destroyed by stone masons.
Twitter accounts linked to the IS promoted an event to mark the hotel’s opening night. The messages stated that all Muslims were told they could attend free of charge.
Men, without their rifles, as well as women dressed in line with the IS’s strict rules, attended the gathering.
However, unsurprisingly the hotel’s bar and ballroom have undergone massive changes. Coca Cola has replaced champagne and there’s plenty of water, but no wine. All alcohol is strictly forbidden.
The hotel was reviewed by the travel website TripAdvisor before it was taken over by the militants. It listed the Ninawa International as the top hotel in Mosul….