ISIS bans pigeon breeding since it's 'offensive to Islam'

Anyone caught violating the new edict is in danger of being subjected to public flogging.

June 2, 2015 13:11

ISIS pigeon. (photo credit: ING IMAGE/ASAP,JPOST STAFF)


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ISIS clerics have banned pigeon breeding, which they say is an affront to Islam.

According to the Daily Mail, the jihadist organization that has taken over parts of Iraq and Syria believes that “the sight of birds’ genitals as they fly overhead is offensive to Islam.”

Anyone caught violating the new edict is in danger of being subjected to public flogging.

Earlier this year, there were reports that 15 young boys were arrested and at least three of them executed in eastern Iraq after they were found to be engaged in pigeon breeding.

ISIS terrorists justified the punishment by claiming that their pigeon breeding activities were distracting them from their worship.

The official ISIS edict states that the ban was instituted as a means “to put a stop to the greater criminal act of harming one's Muslim and Muslim women neighbors, revealing the [pigeon's] genitals and wasting time.”

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