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  Who says that capitalism can't make a buck on Islamic fundamentalism?
Remember all those hippie kids with the Che t-shirts? Well, here's a step beyond that.

 The shop would barely perk the interest of an unconcerned passerby if it weren’t for a prominent rack of men’s clothing ranging from T-shirts to sweatshirts to cargo pants placed directly in front of a main display window featuring the logo of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS.
   The goods on offer target young males with active lifestyles and a tendency toward Islamist insurgency. While the cargo pants, made of a dense Carhartt-esque cotton fabric, appeared ready for action in the craggy hills of northern Syria, many of the T-shirts felt like the cheap promotional clothing thrown around during political campaigns in this part of the world. There were green bandannas of the type often seen around the heads of jihadi fighters on suicide missions. I spotted at least five different bandanna designs.

  So cargo pants and t-shirts isn't your thing. You are searching for true love instead.
That's OK ladies, because if your idea of true love is a true jihadist, then ISIS is for you.

 Extremist Islamists may well have wondered how they could possibly celebrate the happiest day of their lives - their wedding - while at the same time re-affirming their commitment to violent jihad.
   Or they may not have. In any case, the gap in the market has now been filled by the Islamic State, which is offering honeymoon bus tours across its self-declared caliphate spanning Iraq and Syria.
   The move into tourism comes after the group, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, opened a marriage bureau for women who want to meet the jihadi of their dreams.
 The buses run twice a week from Raqa in Syria to Anbar, Iraq. Along the journey they play jihadist songs.

   You should be warned that unmarried couples in an illicit romance is not tolerated. ISIS advocates public stoning to death for adultery.
   Famous and ancient Shi'ite shrines will not be available on the tour because ISIS will have blown them up.

  I can see that you are swooning right. But wait, there's more!

The matchmaking service is operating from Al-Bab, in Syria's Aleppo province, for 'single women and widows who would like to marry IS fighters,' said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
   According to the monitoring group, run out of Coventry, UK, residents report that women were invited to leave their details 'and IS fighters will coming knocking at the door and officially ask for marriage'.
 Isn't that just what all women are waiting for? A radical islamic jihadists knocking on their door and asking for them.
Hurry up, ladies before all the good jihadists are taken!

3:23 PM PT: And it just keeps getting weirder.

 The self-proclaimed Islamic State, formerly known by the acronym ISIS, is actively recruiting Western women and girls.
  “Allahu Akbar, there’s no way to describe the feeling of sitting with the Akhawat [sisters] waiting on news of whose Husband has attained Shahadah [martyrdom],” writes Umm Layth.
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