ISIS Bans Pigeon Breeding - Because Bird Genitals Are "Offensive to Islam"

By James O Malley on at

When you're perhaps the most evil fighting force on the planet, waging war on several fronts against the Syrian and Iraqi governments, as well as Iranian militias and even Al Qaeda's official regional off-shoot Al Nusra, not to mention getting bombs dropped on you from above, it is perhaps important for ISIS to concentrate on the big stuff.

Which is why the terrorist group, which calls itself the Islamic State has apparently issued a decree banning pigeon breeding because it is "un-Islamic".

According to Mail Online, the ban is intended "to put a stop to the greater criminal act of harming one's Muslim and Muslim women neighbours, revealing the [pigeon's] genitals and wasting time."

Locals should apparently report anyone revealing their pigeons' genitals to the local religious police, so that they can be fined and publicly flogged. You can't help but wonder if anyone that obsessed with pigeon genitals is projecting their own vices a little bit too much.

Astonishingly, it isn't the first time pigeon fanciers have been on the receiving end of ISIS brutality - in January they apparently rounded up 15 boys, accused them of "wasting time" on pigeons and executed three of them. This perhaps makes ISIS the only people in the world who wish their kids would spend more time playing on computers instead.

So unfortunately, this cartoonish story has a pretty nasty ending. We can only hope that the pigeons of Syria and Iraq launch a "bombing campaign" of their own. [Mail Online]

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