I’m sure there’s more than one Rolling Stone reviewer jealous of the latest prerogative claimed by ISIL:
According to Daily Mail the musicians’ instruments were confiscated in a raid in the town of Bujaq. The instruments were deemed offensive to ISIS’s fundamentalist intepretation of Islamic law, and they were beaten in a public square with a wooden rod.
However, the musicians got off better than some of their countrymen who have been found guilty of offenses no less innocuous. The incident is the latest in a rash of reported ISIS executions and brutal beatings in recent months over supposed crimes against Islam.
But let us not insult these frustrated music critics because that would be wrong.