RT: “It may look like any other top resort in Iraq, but the Ninawa International Hotel in Mosul has one major difference. It is the first 5-star hotel for Islamic State jihadists. It includes a swimming pool and tennis court… but no bar.
The battlefield is a place of few comforts, so the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) has decided to re-open a luxury hotel in conquered territory to give its jihadists a bit of R&R. The Ninawa International Hotel in Mosul used to be one of the most luxurious in Iraq, catering to foreign guests and local dignitaries. However, its 262 rooms will now be used by extremist terror group.”
Opinion: At first I thought it was a joke. I was ready to call it the roach motel complete with free beheading and crucifixion classes offered in the lovely al Qaeda ball room.
But Ninawa International hotel it is the real deal. ISIS has oil wells, a gold based currency and issues annual reports. I sarcastically quipped several month ago that ISIS is planning to buy a seat on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol IKLL.
It might have been prophetic.