Readers who are sensitive to descriptions of the mistreatment of animals may want to skip this post.
It’s well-known that Muslims feel a sharia-based loathing towards dogs. But what about cats?
As far as I know, there is nothing specific in the Koran or the hadith about cats. So maybe a culture-enriching sadist — which Islam produces in abundance — has free rein to indulge his whims with any unfortunate feline he encounters.
That’s what seems to be the case with the incidents described by the Belgian daily La Dernière Heure. Many thanks to Ava Lon for the translation:
Cats killed and tortured in the Fedasil center
By Nadia Lallemant
September 7, 2016
The culprits, two young Afghans were expelled.
The abuse of stray cats by two young Afghans, who lived in the Fedasil center in Bovigny (Gouvy), scandalized the team of the center, and the communal college of Gouvy warned about these barbaric acts.
“A tabby kitten, two months old, was found in the center, in a sad state,” said a staff member. “His jaw was broken and he had a nasal septum deviation. We phoned the county so veterinary expenses would be taken care of.”
Shocked by these heinous acts, the municipal college has agreed to pay the vet. “The former director, who now works part-time, decided to adopt it,” says the employee. “The kitten is doing better and better, even if he still has difficulty eating.”
Two other cats couldn’t be saved. They were killed by two torturers. “The incident occurred in the context of an adversarial relationship between the two young men and a lady of another nationality,” said the deputy director. “They attacked the stray cats that the lady was feeding. The relationship to animals varies from one culture to another. These reprehensible acts were committed despite awareness-raising with respect to animals provided by the team.”
The two Afghans were expelled from the center by the police in the Famenne Ardennes area. An investigation has been opened. Hearings are underway. “These facts are shocking and absolutely regrettable,” laments the Mayor of Gouvy Claude Leruse. “It is important to make them understand that we do not tolerate such acts here. That said, it is not only asylum seekers — perhaps disturbed — from a different culture, who abuse animals. Recently, while checking for social housing after the departure of tenants, three kittens were found locked in the house. They were dying of hunger and thirst.”