By Theodore Shoebat
ISIS apprehended fifteen men for pigeon breeding and have already executed three of them. As we read from the report:
According to the Daily Mail, ISIS militants have recently arrested 15 pigeon breeders and have executed three of them in the eastern province of Diyala, as the militants are now deeming the act of raising birds to be in violation of Islamic law.
Abu Abdullahm, an Iraqi farmer, told the news site that his 21-year-old son, who is one of the 15 men arrested for pigeon breeding, was arrested earlier this week after ISIS militants barged into his home and kidnapped him.
Abdullahm added that the militants searched his property for pigeons and when they found the birds they put them in bag and lit the bag on fire.
“We are helpless and hopeless. I know they will kill [my son] sooner or later,” Abdullahm asserted. “I’m waiting for someone to tell me he was killed, and the only thing I will do is take his body and bury it.”
Although pigeon breeding is a popular pastime for many in the region, militants have ruled the hobby a violation of Islamic law because it is a distraction from worshipping Allah.