Pigs are verboten in Islam, which means that most Muslim practitioners never know the joy that is bacon, or ham, or any other pork product. But it also means that a recent episode in an ISIS dominated region of Iraq, holds particular interest for wider world.
In a recent story from Iraqi News we learn that three ISIS fighters found themselves experiencing particularly gruesome and unflattering deaths, when they were trampled and gored to death by a pack of wild boars.
Three Islamic State militants died late Sunday when wild boars attacked them in southern Kirkuk, a local source was quoted saying.
The animals went on a rampage near a farmland in al-Rashad region, an Islamic State pocket 53 kilometers south of Kirkuk. They attacked the militants and left three killed, according to the source.
Alsumaria News quoted the source saying that “Daesh (Islamic State) militants took revenge at the pigs that attacked the farmland,” but did not clarify the method.
Wild boars go on the rampage in northern Iraq, and kill 3 members of ISIS. https://t.co/hegT0aejKI
— Liz Sly (@LizSly) April 25, 2017
The report says that ISIS “took revenge” on their porcine opponents, but it doesn’t exactly explain how. This may be the saddest part of the story, since committed Muslims like the men fighting for ISIS abstain from eating pork. Why is this the “saddest” part? Because there are now a drove of dead pigs rotting in the farmland of Iraq, and no one is making any bacon.
What a waste.
Joshua Yasmeh at the Daily Wire has some more very interesting insight into the pig-mageddon:
While local tribesman have urged Baghdad to expedite operations to liberate Kirkuk from the claws of ISIS, the vast majority of military resources have been deployed to Mosul as part of an ongoing operation to root out the last remaining holdouts of ISIS resistance in what was once the terror group’s de facto capital in Iraq.
Thus, the stampede of wild boars did what the government would not do: carried out an attack against the Islamist warriors of the caliphate on behalf of their country. It’s unclear if these nimble navigators were in direct contact with Iraqi intelligence services; the Mother of All Boars has yet to comment on the targeted strike. So far, ISIS religious experts haven’t issued any fatwas against the boars and have yet to announce whether the terror group’s devout fighters will receive their 72 virgins given the swine-led massacre.