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Allah says, "Death for pigeon sex."
(London Daily Mail) - ISIS militants have reportedly captured at least 15 pigeon breeders in Iraq after deciding it is against Islamic religion to keep birds.
Three of those held by the group in the eastern province of Diyala have reportedly been killed, according to a security official.
Abu Abdullah, a farmer, said a total of six gunmen barged into his home earlier this week and dragged away his 21-year-old son.
Mr Abdullah's son is just one of the 15 young men – all aged between 16 and 22 – who have reportedly been captured in the province for breeding birds.
Pigeon breeding is a popular hobby in the region, but it is said to be frowned upon by extremist Islamist fighters because they believe it is a distraction from worshipping Allah.
ISIS has doubled the area they control in Syria during
the American bombing campaign.
Mr Abdullah, 52, said he was standing beside his son when ISIS militants stormed the family home and kidnapped his son.
He told NBC News: 'I asked them why and they said: "He is not following the real Islam, he must be punished for being a pigeon breeder. This habit is taking him away from worshiping Allah."
'I begged them again to know where are they taking him, what are they going to do to him. They said he is going to be taken to be judged according to the Islamic Sharia.
'They pushed me, and when my son tried to stop them from pushing me they beat him. Then they put him inside the car and left.'
He said the militants also scoured the house for pigeons before rounding up the birds, dumping them in bags and burning them.
Mr Abdullah added: 'We are helpless and hopeless. I know they will kill him sooner or later.
'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.'
The news comes after it was revealed that ISIS extremists executed 13 teenage boys for watching the Asian Cup football match between Iraq and Jordan last week.
The young football fans had been caught watching the game on television in the Iraqi city of Mosul, which is controlled by the Islamic State.
The teenagers were rounded up and publicly executed by a firing squad using machine guns, according to anti-ISIS activist group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently.
The small activist group said the teenagers were rounded up by militants in the Al-Yarmouk district of Mosul after 'breaking religious laws' by watching football.
It came just days after ISIS released a video showing two men being thrown off the top of a tower block in Raqqa, Syria, for being gay.
A masked Islamic State fighter announced the charges against the accused using a small handheld radio, before declaring them guilty of engaging in homosexual activities.
He said they should be punished by death, in accordance with Islamic State's radical interpretation of Sharia law.
The men were then bound and blindfolded before being pushed off the 100ft tower block to their death.
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