“Allah did not create man so that he could have fun. The aim of creation was for mankind to be put to the test through hardship and prayer. An Islamic regime must be serious in every field. There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious.” — Ayatollah Khomeini
“ISIS vows to punish anyone celebrating ‘spring festivals’ with 20 lashes,” by Loaa Adel, Iraqi News, March 20, 2016 (thanks to Jerk Chicken):
(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – The leader within al-Hashd al-Shaabi Jabbar al-Mamouri said on Sunday, that ISIS has prohibited the spring celebrations in its strongholds, while vowed to punish anyone celebrating these feasts with 20 lashes.
Mamouri said in a press statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “ISIS prohibited spring festivals celebrations in its strongholds, and considered these celebrations as violations to its principles,” pointing out that, “ISIS threatened to punish the violators with 20 lashes.”
Mamouri added, “ISIS prohibited all forms of celebrations in its strongholds,” indicating that, “ISIS deployed the so-called Islamic police to monitor the implementation of the prohibition decrees.”