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Islamic slaughtering of animals

Reader comment on item: America's Crash Course on Islam
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Submitted by Don (Pakistan), Sep 19, 2007 at 20:43

When Ramadan ends and Muslims celebrate Eid, the city streets all over the Islamic world will flow with the blood of helpless animals being slaughtered and butchered in front yards and driveways by the barbaric Muslims. Boys who've fasted for the first time, usually at around 9-10 years old, will have honors in slitting the throats of sheep and lamb all across Arabia, the sub-continent, and the rest of the Islamic world.

Then they'll go to their schools and draw/paint pictures about their bloody sacrifices and decorate their classrooms with the blood and gore they've celebrated/painted. This is a yearly tradition for families - the biggest, in fact. Is it any wonder these psychopaths film beheadings, feel such disregard for life, and slaughter people all over the world?

Eid is a time of great celebration for Muslims around the world, but for people like me, who respect life and have animals (dog and cat) of my own, Eid is a time of sadness, when I have to drive through blood-filled streets and witness little boys and girls forced to watch their fathers and uncles and older brothers slit the throats of helpless animals, often as many as 6-8 in a single driveway or front lawn, getting so desensitized to death - and one can't help but imagine the truth of this barbaric act: that in so many cases there's a human being at the other end of that knife somewhere in the world.


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