Hog Wild in the Middle East

An interesting proposal:

An organisation in Israel has gained rabbinical approval to train pigs to guard Jewish settlements in the West Bank.
Until now, Jewish settlements have been guarded by men with guns and also by guard dogs.

But a new idea – guard pigs – has been thought up by an organisation called The Hebrew Battalion.

The man in charge, Kuti Ben-Yaakov, insists it is a serious proposal.

“Pigs’ sense of smell is far more developed than that of dogs,” he said.

“The pigs will also be able to identify weapons from huge distances, and walk in the direction of the terrorist, thereby pointing him out.

“Moreover, this animal is considered to be dangerous by Islam and, according to the Muslim faith, a terrorist who touches a pig is not eligible for the 70 virgins in heaven.”

Pork- the other white meat.






3 replies
  1. 1
    Ralph Gizzip says:

    Fortunately the pigs have no such revulsion about “touching” Muslims.

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    Andrew Lazarus says:

    Something’s fishy here, so to speak. Pig-raising in Israel is confined to a small number of kibbutzim, where all sorts of weird rules are put into effect. I’ve heard the pigs live on risers so that their unkosher feet don’t touch the Land of Israel. Pig slaughter for food is prohibited BY LAW except for some Christian Arab butchers in the Galilee who were ‘grandfathered’. (They now make a good monopolists’ living.) Importation of pork is theoretically prohibited although widely practiced by Russian immigrants.

    Religious Jews, who comprise a disproportionate number of settlement residents, are only slightly more eager to touch pigs than are Muslims.

    I’ll believe this when I see it.

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    sheba says:

    For your information a pig is not considered ‘dangerous’ in Islam at all! Its considered impure (as it is in the jewish faith) and thus is forbidden to EAT not to touch. So using the words ‘according to the muslim faith’ is actually nothing short of lying, as the muslim faith says nothing of the sort!

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