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How ISIS (Islamic State) Culture Treats Domestic Animals

Updated on August 19, 2015

Barbaric, Unhuman, Jihadists

We have all been angered and often disgusted by Islam extremists actions. Our memory will forever carry the images we have seen, the words we have read, the videos some of us have dared to watch. Barbaric, unhuman, many are the adjectives shooting through our minds when we hear "ISIS". They have come to our streets, our households, our lives, forging a culture of pain and massacre. They have shown us evil is much alive.

The world does not stand down, neither it should! Where there is a human soul, despite their color, culture or gender, there is a right for liberty, equality and justice.

What About Domestic Animals?

Much has been discussed on the ways extremists deal with woman, "infidels" (non-believers of their religious laws) and foreigners. Has anyone had the time to spare a thought on the domestic animals coexisting in such a evil-minded society? Perhaps no.

The savage brutality done by these religious fanatics is already so systematic and shooking, we do not let our imagination wonder any further. Yet, I feel the obligation (arguably the burden) of bringing to your knowledge what happens to our beloved furry friends on the other side of civilization.

They suffer. As one already expected, ISIS land is no land for caring, innocent, beings. Some are considered unpure, others are used for propaganda, many are forsaken due to ancient holy texts. ISIS doutrine lives by these holy documents in such a blinded manner, they believe dogs drive away the Angels of Mercy.

Follow me, as I go deep into this subject and unravel the pet culture in Islam Extremist Societies.

"Angels (of Mercy) do not enter a house wherein there is a dog or a picture of a living creature (a human being or an animal)."

— Bukhari Vol. 4, #448

Is There A Religious War On Pets?

Yes and no. Although the Qur'an does not state one must condemn pets. In fact it praises them and refers to them as beings with their own rights whom no harm should be done to. However, many hadith forsaken dogs as unpure animals not worthy of a decent respectable life.

What is a hadith?

"record of the traditions or sayings of the Prophet Muhammad, revered and received as a major source of religious law and moral guidance, second only to the authority of the Qurʾān, the holy book of Islam." - taken from

Which animals?

Birds, fish and cats are considered pure and they may live inside the house and have human contact. Dogs and pigs on the other hand can not. In the eye of Islam these two types of animals are considered dirty. There are straight religious rules about owning one, there are penalties to those who own them.

Prayer is annulled by a dog, a donkey and a woman (if they pass in front of the praying people).

— Bukhari Vol. 1, #490

Rules and Penalties For Owning a Dog

Do NOT Touch a Dog!

One can only own a dog for hunting or protection of its property. Any other use of a dog is strictly forbidden. They can not live inside the house, they must always remain outside and if a dog licks a part of someone's body, house or utensil, it becomes unpure. Religious law says the individual must wash where the canine licked seven times with water and one last time with purifying earth (mixed with purifying water). Latter can not be replaced by soap, it must be purifying earth.

A Dog Annulles a Prayer

If a dog passes near a individual or a group of people while they are praying, that prayer is not effective, it does not count, it is invalid. The belief dogs are unworthy is so deep they can not be around when one is in contact to Allah. This idea is also followed by the belief that angels do not accompany a traveler who has with them a dog and a bell. Bells are believed to be the musical instrument of Satan.

God Takes Away Rewards From Dog Owners

According to some hadith, God will deprive some heavenly rewards to those owning a dog with other purposes beside hunting or protection. The amount varies between one and two Qarit.

Whoever keeps a dog, one Qirat of the reward of his good deeds is deducted daily, unless the dog is used for guarding a farm or cattle.

— Bukhari Vol. 3, #515

Are Cats Accepted?

Contrary to dogs, cats are well accepted and are common house pets. Some figures from the holy texts owned cats themselves as the example of Abu Hurayrah whom was always accompanied by a cat. The felines saliva is not considered impure and there are even passages on holy texts portraying man and cat eating from the same plate and sharing the same water.

Yet it is forbidden to spend alot of money with pets. While in Western society it is common to invest on the physical appearence of an animal. For Islam extremists those kinds of extravagancy are not permitted.


Using Cats For Propaganda

Extremist groups as ISIS do everything in their means to recruit youth into their battalions. Many have been the pictures shared by ISIS troops on Internet social media showing its members alongside cats, on what is a obivous attempt to "normalize" the lfie inside ISIS and lure young children. Every kid loves a kitten, together with toys they are the perfect asset on conquering innocent hearts whom are later converted into ISIS "Lion Cubs" jihads

A Twitter account named "Islamic State of Cats" often uploads pictures of the "mewjahids" a pun of the word "mujahideen". The account was suspended but here are some examples.

Some other pictures taken offline had titles such as "No mewjahid nooo, no Ticklez" and "My Mewjahid protectz me".


Cruelty in the Name of Religion

Executions, torturing, kidnapping, brainwashing. The crimes are so many, one may only fight and hope for a better tomorrow. Yet, it is diminuishing the feeling of being powerless against such actions which occur daily. While we are comfortable in our homes, happy in our daily routines, unimaginable horrors are happening. Savages, taking away innocence from children, separating them from their parents who are murdered still in the sight of their siblings. Dogs thrown aside due to old texts probably manipulated and shaped by those who wield the power.

It is the biggest brutality of our time. One as to imagine. One as to picture every single detail and feel the anger. These people and animals deserve to live a decent life, away from murder and rape. Only our anger will lead us to take action, it is our duty our responsability to act and save them.

There is no place for terrorism. No land for those who shed the earth with innocent blood.


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    • StephanPoe profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago

      Thank you meena.

    • meenakshibhati profile image


      3 years ago

      Unique topic but interesting.

    • StephanPoe profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago

      Thank you clive, hope you found the information useful.

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      Clive Williams 

      3 years ago from Jamaica

      interesting...hub here.


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