Many will know that the story of the ten plagues wasn’t merely about God punishing Egypt.
The choice of plagues wasn’t arbitrary. Each one corresponded to an Egyptian deity, thus demonstrating the one true Creator’s dominion over all.
Much the same can be said of this story, considering that pious Muslims of the sort that make up the ranks of ISIS view pigs as an abomination.
USA Today reports:
Three Islamic State militants setting up an ambush in a bitterly contested area of northern Iraq were killed by a herd of stampeding boars, local leaders say.
Sheikh Anwar al-Assi, a chief of the local Ubaid tribe and supervisor of anti-ISIS forces, told The Times of London the militants were hiding on the edge of a field about 50 miles southwest of Kirkuk when the boars overwhelmed them Sunday. Five other militants were injured, al-Assi said. He said the group was poised to attack a band of local tribesmen who had fled to nearby mountains since militants seized the town of Hawija three years ago.