Perhaps the single oddest project of the U.S. State Department is its ThinkAgainTurnAway Twitter account, which is literally a Twitter feed devoted to convincing terrorists not to be terrorists.
The comical nature of this effort is especially highlighted by one of the feed’s recent attacks on ISIS for raising cell phone taxes.
Of course, any branch of the American government getting on ISIS’ case for high taxes is a case of the pot calling the kettle black.
As anyone with a cell phone bill knows, phone taxes in America are significantly higher than what ISIS is charging (1000 Syrian Pounds every two months breaks down to about $2.75 per month). In fact, cell phone taxes in America make up 17 percent of monthly bills on average, while in some states it totals as high as 34 percent—charges which can easily run ten times ISIS’ monthly fee.