Allahu cluckbar: Say hello to the Islamic State’s latest corps of suicide bombers

It has long been a tenet of radical Islam that if you are chicken, you were not worthy of strapping on an explosive vest and martyring yourself for Allah. Now a report by the Daily Star suggests that caveat has been waived:

The barbaric terror group [ISIS] is using bomb vests strapped to poultry in an effort to blow up enemy strongholds.

Commanders can detonate them via remote control in a sickening addition to the murderous regime’s arsenal.

chickens with suicide vests

The article floats the notion that the Islamic State is in chaos and “is running low on ammunition as forces target delivery lines leading to Syria and Iraq”:

Fighters are now resorting to making their own bombs and mortar shells using gas canisters and fertiliser smuggled over the border from Turkey.

Photos also show the terrorists using shopping trolleys and arming them with deadly machine guns.

ISIS using shopping cart

The report openly contradicts the bulk of dispatches from the war zone and intelligence reports that suggest Islamic State terrorists are as resourceful and well-funded as they are bloodthirsty. Then again, if the chickens they are using as suicide bombers are the variety we raise domestically for food source, then maybe the terrorists aren’t so clever: Those birds are flightless.

In the meantime, PETA has not yet weighed in on this exploitation.

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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