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Israel enlists pigs against terrorists

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A special Israeli security group, known as “Gdud Ivri,” or Jewish Legion, is enlisting pigs in its life-and-death fight with Islamic terror, reports Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.

The Jewish Legion, named after the World War I, all-Jewish regiments of the British army, supports the Israeli military, police and isolated communities by providing special K-9 patrols and mounted riders.

Not surprisingly, the outfit is sometimes referred to as the K-9 cavalry, reports the premium, online intelligence newsletter published by WND.

Recently the Jewish Legion decided to add pigs to its security program.

Yakutiel Ben-Yaacov, the leader of the Jewish Legion, learned about the British army’s use of pigs during the 1936-1939 Arab revolt in Palestine. The British deployed pigs, known to have a highly developed sense of smell, enabling discovery of explosives and deterring Muslim zealots from infiltrations.

Though the pig is considered a defiled animal strictly forbidden in Jewish dietary laws, the Muslims forbid any contact with the animal. Any contact with the pig is punishable by denial of entry to paradise.

Ben-Yaacov’s plan received the warm support of many of the most important rabbis in Israel and abroad. According to a Jewish law, saving a life supersedes the prohibition to eat or have any contact with pigs.

This is not the first time Israel has made the decision to use pigs in its struggle with terrorism.

According to recent reports, the Israeli government may soon place bags of lard on buses – a favorite target of suicide bombers. Many Muslims thus believe that a corpse smeared in pig remains disqualifies its owner from ascension to paradise, a goal of many Palestinian “martyrs.”

More than a century ago, Americans discouraged Muslim terrorists in the Philippines by executing them with bullets rubbed in lard. And in the 1939 film, “The Real Glory,” which portrays combat against terrorists in the Philippines during the same period, Gary Cooper proclaims that slain Muslims will be buried in pig skins. More recently, the Russians have reportedly applied the Cooper method to the bodies of Chechen terrorists.

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