Wednesday, September 14, 2016

JUST LIKE ANY OTHER FAITH... Where the Rivers Run Red with Blood

By Daniel Greenfield

There's no violence here against anyone except animals. It's a surreal sight. Shocking in some ways. And another reminder of just how different Islamic culture is from our civilization. 

Huge swathes of animal sacrifices marking the Islamic festival Eid al-Adha turned the streets of Bangladesh's capital into rivers of blood.

Authorities in Dhaka had designated areas in the city where residents could slaughter animals, but heavy downpours Tuesday rendered them out of action. 

Instead, Muslims took to car parks, garages and alleyways to traditionally mark Eid al-Adha - or the Feast of Sacrifice - by slaughtering livestock and when the blood flowed into the streets, it turned them red. 

It's a scene out of a horror movie. And yet it's life in the Muslim world.

Hat tip: BadBlue Real-Time News.


Anonymous said...

“One of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset".
"Obama, man of the world" by Nicholas Kristof, 3/6/2007.
After 8 years of rubbing glands, I wonder what Nick would say now.

Martin Adamson said...

It's another instance that shows that the problem with Islam is that it is completely incapable of adapting itself to the modern world. In 630AD, when Muslims were living in nomadic bands of about a hundred people in the middle of a vast desert, asking the rich to give a free sheep to the poor to slaughter once a year was a commendable act of charity. In 2016 AD, when Muslims are living in an overcrowded tropical city of over 15 million, it's an act of complete insanity.

But there is no mechanism within the religion whereby such a custom can be changed, modified or even called into question without the questioner risking slaughter himself, so it must go on until the Day of Judgement.