Probably for the same reasons that the Taliban banned whistling, pigeons, and kite flying. Because they were fun, and you and I both know where fun leads...
OK, if I were a Talibanner, I could understand banning whistling and kite flying. But, where is the bannable "fun" involved in pigeons? Working in the city as I do, the only "fun" I can think of involving these "rats with wings" would involve a slow fire and a spit.
posted on 12/12/2001 9:30:06 PM PST
"Banned the keeping of pigeons and playing with the birds, describing it as un-Islamic. The violators will be imprisoned and the birds shall be killed."
Apparently, it was fun. They probably raced them as well.
Immorality - The morality of those having more fun than you.
(Apologies to Ambrose Bierce)
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