THEY ALSO BIODEGRADE PEOPLE – It’s not just Australian supermarkets, which have recently taken a brave decision to ban plastic bags (and by brave I mean cunning, since they are now charging shoppers for even less environmentally friendly plastic bags); Somalia’s al Qaeda affiliate Al Shabaab is also standing up for Gaia:

The Somali terror group al-Shabaab, known for butchering thousands of people across east Africa, has banned them in an apparent re-branding exercise to show they care about the planet.

The sinister group’s main mouthpiece, Radio Andalus, broadcast news of the ban on Sunday, reports Huffington Post.

The propaganda said discarded plastic bags “pose a serious threat to the well-being of humans and animals alike”.

The jihadist outfit – who openly boast about their violence – also want to halt logging of native trees.

Mohamed Abu Abdalla, the group’s governor for southern Somalia’s Shabelle regions, said details of how the new rules will be enforced will be announced later.

Presumably by lashing or amputation. That could also work in Australia to encourage more local slackers to be green.

Personally, I feel that Islamist nutjob terrorists pose a more serious threat to the well being of humans than plastic bags, and that of all of Somalia’s problems, the existence of three plastic bags in this failed state is perhaps the least. Arguably, more animals are killed in Somalia by plastic explosives than by ingesting plastic.

But then, I’m probably out of touch.

(BTW, Radio Andalus – nice touch, which shows how historically-obsessed and geopolitically-interconnected the world of Islamism is. Al Andalus, of course, is what the Muslim Spain used to be called before centuries of Reconquista finally made it a Christian kingdom again by 1492. Al Qaeda and others are committed to the re-Islamisation of Spain, by violence if necessary.)