According to a report from Al-Sumaria News, ISIS issued a fatwa in Mosul on Tuesday to forbid indoor cat breeding.
Al Sumaria News, an Iraqi TV station, stated, “The Islamic State’s Central Fatwa Committee issued a fatwa (Islamic legal decree) prohibiting the breeding of cats inside houses in Mosul.”
“ISIS called on the residents of Mosul to obey the fatwa and not violate it,” Al Sumaria explained. “ISIS issued dozens of fatwas in Mosul based on its vision, ideology and beliefs,” Al Sumaria added.
It is not known nor specified why ISIS issued the decree.
The Islamic State group (ISIS) relies on a central committee to issue fatwas; it is comprised of influential clerics and figures from the terrorist group.