“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.