The Islamic Caphiliate, an area of Iraq controlled by jihadist group ISIS, has opened its first effigy superstore: 'Effigy Warehouse'.
Going under the slogan 'Allah's favourite effigy supplier', the store offers a wide variety of styles and price options, from 'Basic Westerner' to 'Deluxe Presidential', all guaranteed highly accurate and combustible. They also stock a range of international flags, Muhammad cartoons, false god statuettes, Salmon Rushdie books and blasphemous tea-towels.
The store manager told us: 'Business is excellent. The first day was pandemonium, and though sales dipped over the next few days, we're confident they'll be back again by the end of the week - that's the beauty of the product!'
'Our 'infidel variety packs' are proving particularly popular, as is our 'buy an American, get a Zionist free' offer. We also have an extensive library of inflammable, flammable literature, so no-one needs to arrive at the book-burning party with the same title as everyone else.'
He added: 'the middle east has moved on since the days of hastily sewn-together potato sacks with a crude face drawn on with marker pen. The discerning jihadist demands sophisticated models which stand out from the crowd, and even utter a few lines of heresy as they are consumed.'
The heretic effigy industry has been growing since the 1979 Iranian Revolution, and in 1983 overtook the Guy Fawkes effigy industry in turnover - though some have suggested this was more to do with Guy Fawkes industry's unrealistic pricing structure of 'a penny for the Guy', and its refusal to adapt to inflation.
However, the supplier will soon face a challenge after a rival company has developed reusable effigy technology, whereby models can be recombusted up to 20 times by way of a special cartridge. Effigy Warehouse has retaliated to the competition with the new slogan: 'Buy the best, forget the rest - for they shall be slaughtered.'