The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the extremist group that has taken control of Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, and formally declared a caliphate has reportedly issued a mandate that stores cover up mannequins’ faces.

Shop owners in Mosul have told media outlets that militants recently made the demand for both male and female dummies — a move that could be in line with staunch interpretations of Shariah law that ban art and statues from depicting human form, according to NBC News.


In addition to the ban on showing mannequins’s faces, the Telegraph reported that there are taxes now being placed on cars and trucks that bring goods into Mosul, with large trucks paying $400 and cars doling out $50.

FILE – This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from the al-Qaida linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marching in Raqqa, Syria. (AP Photo/Militant Website, File)

As TheBlaze previously reported, Christians in Iraq continue to suffer at the hands of radicals. Believers in Mosul were recently given an ultimatum: convert to Islam, pay a tax or be put to death.

ISIS also reportedly murdered a Muslim professor over his defense of Christians.

(H/T: NBC News)

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