Ed Driscoll

Poisoning Pigeons in the Persian Gulf

Islamofascists certainly are rather obsessed with genitalia, aren’t they? And not just human genitalia either. Which is why, now is the time when we juxtapose, Small Dead Animals-style:

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.

—The London Daily Mail, yesterday.

During a press conference at a local hotel in Islamabad, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islami Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman asked the Pakistani armed forces to launch a military operation against women wearing jeans all over Pakistan.

According to him, the immodesty of women is the cause behind earthquakes, inflation and other kinds of disasters.

Fazlur Rehman went on to say that a woman who is not covered like a ‘sack of flour’ is a mobile weapon of mass destruction for her state and that Pakistan has multitude of such nuclear missiles in all its major cities.

Rehman then blamed ‘immodest women’ for the Baluchistan crisis, lack of energy supply and the deteriorating security situation in Pakistan.

“Pakistani Nutcase Wants Military to Launch War Against Women Wearing Jeans, Says They’re Causing Earthquakes,” Jammie Wearing Fool blog, yesterday.

Of course, given the mind-warping effects of “Progressivism,” it’s not like American totalitarians are any saner than their Middle Eastern counterparts:

Last week, California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHA) proposed a new raft of safety standards for porn production sets in the state, raising ire and eyebrows in the process. The standards, which have yet to be finalized, fill 21 pages and detail a wide range of new safety protocols actors and their employers would have to abide by on set. Nestled among them is a provision about “eye protection.” That’s right, goggles. Goggles, to be worn by porn actors, in porn films.

No word yet when Sacramento will demand California’s pigeons wear tiny trousers of a non-denim nature. Perhaps I shouldn’t give them any ideas…

(Headline via Tom Lehrer.)