#1 ISIS bans pigeon breeding - punishable by public flogging - because seeing birds' genitals overhead offends Islam by algernonpj 03.06.2015 11:28

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ISIS bans pigeon breeding - punishable by public flogging - because seeing birds' genitals overhead offends Islam

  • Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq have banned citizens breeding pigeons

  • Claim the sight of uncovered pigeons flying overhead is offensive to God

  • Also say that raising the birds wastes time that should be spent praying

  • Those who break the rules will face flogging, fines and even imprisonment

  • Earlier this year ISIS executed three boys they found breeding pigeons

  • By John Hall and Robert Verkaik for MailOnline
    Published: 03:57 EST, 2 June 2015 | Updated: 08:27 EST, 2 June 2015


    Senior clerics fighting for the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq have issued a diktat banning pigeon breeding as they claim the sight of the birds' genitals as they fly overhead is offensive to Islam.

    Jihadis operating in the group's 'Euphrates province', which stretches from Anbar in Iraq to Dier ez Zour in Syria, told pigeon breeders they had one week to stop the practice or face public flogging.

    The announcement isn't the first time ISIS has targeted the apparently blasphemous practice of pigeon breeding - a popular pastime in the Middle East.

    Earlier this year it was claimed that 15 boys had been arrested and at least three of them executed by ISIS militants in Iraq's eastern Diyala governate after fighters took exception to their pigeon breeding hobby on the grounds that it stopped them spending their time worshipping Allah.

    ISIS' latest ban on pigeon breeding was revealed in an official document released by senior administrators in the group's self-declared Euphrates province.

    Written in Arabic script on paper headed with the terror group's chilling black and white logo, the short document begins with a warning to locals who keep pigeons on the roof of their houses.

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    #2 RE: ISIS bans pigeon breeding - punishable by public flogging - because seeing birds' genitals overhead offends Islam by Sanguine 03.06.2015 11:53

    What? I've seen a lot of flying pigeons but have never noticed their equipment. That's insane.

    #3 RE: ISIS bans pigeon breeding - punishable by public flogging - because seeing birds' genitals overhead offends Islam by ThirstyMan 03.06.2015 13:29

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    now even pigeons are offensive to these Muslims?

    they're NUTS!!!

    #4 RE: ISIS bans pigeon breeding - punishable by public flogging - because seeing birds' genitals overhead offends Islam by algernonpj 03.06.2015 14:35

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    Quote: ThirstyMan wrote in post #3
    now even pigeons are offensive to these Muslims?

    they're NUTS!!!

    At first I thought this was satire, but it's been reported on lots of news sites:

    ISIS: Pigeon Genitals are Offensive to Islam
    June 3, 2015 by Daniel Greenfield 20 Comments
    http://www.frontpagemag.com/2015/dgreenf...nsive-to-islam/

    ISIS releases pigeon breeders after round up for ‘un-Islamic’ pastime
    By Yaron Steinbuch
    January 21, 2015 | 1:15pm
    http://nypost.com/2015/01/21/isis-rounds...amic-past-time/

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

    http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/ISIS-ba...to-Islam-404789

    ISIS Bans Pigeon Breeding: Bird’s Genitals Are Offensive to Islam
    By Melanie Hunter | June 2, 2015 | 3:32 PM EDT
    http://www.cnsnews.com/blog/melanie-hunt...offensive-islam

    Jan 16 2015, 5:22 am ET
    ISIS Executes Pigeon and Bird Breeders in Diyala, Iraq
    by F. Brinley Bruton
    http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/isis-te...la-iraq-n287421

    The more stories I see like this, the more IMHO the news media is ginning up ISIL as evil Islam, to make Hamas, the Moslem Brotherhood, Saudi Arabia etc seem moderate.

    #5 RE: ISIS bans pigeon breeding - punishable by public flogging - because seeing birds' genitals overhead offends Islam by Cincinnatus 03.06.2015 15:48

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    "What? I've seen a lot of flying pigeons but have never noticed their equipment."

    Sanguine, you have lived such a sheltered life.

    #6 RE: ISIS bans pigeon breeding - punishable by public flogging - because seeing birds' genitals overhead offends Islam by Sanguine 03.06.2015 16:35



    Apparently, I have!

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