Frenchman couldn’t stick with jihad because of no-smoking rule

Frenchman couldn’t stick with jihad because of no-smoking rule

“I really struggled with not smoking,” 27-year-old Flavien Moreau testified before a Paris court, according to France 24.

“It was forbidden by the katiba [a group of Islamist militants]. I had brought Nicorette gum with me, but it wasn’t enough. So, I left my gun with my emir and I left,” he said.

Moreau was given the maximum sentence for his crimes, seven years.

The Muslim convert became radicalized in France and traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State in 2012. …

Unable to quit smoking, he left the terrorist group after a mere two weeks. He was arrested in France in January 2013.

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