Eid al-Adha: When Muslim Streets Run Red With (Animal) Blood

Eid al-Adha: When Muslim streets run red with (animal) blood

by SF

The Muslim calendar year is strictly lunar, and consists of twelve lunar months, making a year of 354 or 355 days. That is because Muhammad wanted to show that Islam is “holier” and “truer” than both Judaism and Christianity. Since Jews have a mixed solar/lunar calendar, and Christians a purely solar one, Muhammad chose one that neither of the others use. (Just as he chose Friday as the Muslim holy day rather than Jewish Saturday or Christian Sunday.) But using a purely lunar calendar removes from it any linkage to the seasons. As a result, for every solar year, the Muslim calendar is short by eleven days, and so, year by year, Muslim holidays shift a bit through the different seasons.

Islam itself is a form of Judaism. Jewish Rabbis living in Arabia taught Judaism to Muhammad. Then he killed them and created an arabized version of Judaism. Eid al-Adha (the Feast of the Sacrifice) was originally called Eid al-Qurban. But when the Muslims realized that “Korban” was the unique Hebrew word used by Jews for sacrifice, they changed the name. “Hajj” itself is the Arabic pronunciation of the unique Hebrew word designating a pilgrimage festival. The Hajj celebrates Abraham’s sacrifice of Ishmael at Mecca.

The Koran tells us that the Jews and Christians are liars who falsified their scriptures. According to “Islamic truth”, Abraham was a Muslim, and not a Jew. Allah ordered him to sacrifice his favorite son Ishmael (not Isaac). This was to be done at Mecca, and not Jerusalem. But, similar to the Jewish story, at the last moment allah tells Abraham not to sacrifice his son, and to substitute an animal in his place.

Each year this event is commemorated throughout the Muslim world (in the USA this year it was on August 10 and 11). In Muslim countries, halal animals (kosher for Muslims) are slaughtered. (Australia profits by shipping tens of thousands of live sheep to Muslim countries, while liberal New Zealand recently stopped this practice.) Muslims cannot eat pigs, but can eat camels, cows, and sheep. In Muslim countries, Eid is celebrated by slaughtering and butchering these animals in public. Any good Muslim man can do the slaughtering. The mandatory method of slaughter is to cut the animal’s throat with a knife. It often happens that this slaughter is botched, with the result that the bleeding animal runs screaming in pain through the streets of the town.

Predictably, the Muslim-loving Western media make a point of reporting as little about this as possible, fearing that it would make Muslims and Islam look bad! In Western countries, Muslims do not slaughter the animals in public. In Europe, they rent space in legal slaughterhouses, and kill the animals there. Additionally, in America, Muslims pay farmers to use space in their fields, and slaughter the animals out of sight of the non-Muslim public.

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8 thoughts on “Eid al-Adha: When Muslim Streets Run Red With (Animal) Blood

  1. I guess once the Muslims infiltrate strongly enough into Western governments, they won’t need to go to the trouble to hide their slaughtering methods from the public. I suppose their stock response would be “Be glad its not you instead of the sheep”.

    But we have the pleasure of knowing that Muslims begin sawing off our heads, they will have a chance of having had at least some experience in the area.

  2. A Christian converts to Islam. After some time, his Christian friends ask him about the new faith. He answers:
    “They cut the head of your thing when you enter their religion (circumcise). They will cut the head above your neck when you exit. In the period in between, they cut the head of animals, infidels and anything they find around. As I understood it, this religion is about cutting and slicing.”

  3. Islam a form of Judaism? I demurr.

    Parallels between Arabic terms used in Islam and Hebrew or Aramaic terms used in Judaism simply indicate that Arabic, Hebrew, and Aramaic are all Semitic languages with lots of cognates and similar deep structures.

    Further, Islam’s doctrine that the Scriptures of both the Jews and Christians have been falsified is used to excuse Muslims from reasing the Old and New Testaments. While there are borrowings from Talmud and Midrash, these do not make Islam a form of Judaism. They merely indicate that Muhammad had a keen ear for a good story or bit of lore. In the Torah, the penalty for theft is restitution and then some (five oxen for an ox, four sheep for a sheep–Ex, 23); Islamic hudud punishments are mutilation (amputation of the hand).

    The Qur’an and Hadith also make a few borrowings from the New Testament and Christian tradition. Hence, Islam could also be seen as a Christian heresy.

    It’s best to say that Islam is its own religion, regardless of similarities to Judaism, Christianity, or Mormonism (or, perhaps, Mormonism is an American scam that imitiates Islam).

  4. The word “korban” is still used in Turkey to identify this time of animal sacrifice, but there it is spelled “kurban” and the celebration is referred to as “Kurban Bayrami,” or “Feast of Sacrifice.” Perhaps the Turks never got the memo that they shouldn’t use that word because of its Jewish roots.

    I’ve known “Kurban Bayrami” to be translated by a native Turk to “Cutting Holiday.” That description is apt: it’s all about cutting. And, it is a holiday, with ribbon-and flower bedecked animals offered for sale along city streets, and people returning to their home villages to take part in the sacrificial slaughter.

    I was once living in Turkey when Kurban Bayrami was celebrated. At that time (2003) I’d never heard of it, and certainly didn’t expect to witness what I did. At first, when I was told about the upcoming holiday, I assumed that a few sheep might by sacrificed in abbatoirs and the meat distributed to the poor. But what I didn’t realize was that Turks get personally involved in the slaughter. It is considered a great honour to be the one chosen in the family to do the “cutting.” However, this means that a lot of amateurs try to slaughter the sacrificial animal, with their bungling increasing the animal’s suffering.

    During Kurban Bayrami I saw blood dripping from apartment balconies, buckets of uncovered meat on the sidewalks, women grinding raw meat while seated at the side of the road, and a blood-splattered man carrying two buckets or raw meat onto a public bus while dripping blood behind him. In the countryside there were often large blood-stained areas in the earth outside houses, and in the city the dumpsters behind the Hilton Hotel (of all places) were overflowing with animal skins and body parts.

    The slaughtering of animals within city limits is banned, but it goes on anyway.

    In Turkey this year 35,000 amateur butchers were injured during the Feast of the Sacrifice. Yes, 35,000 injured, so how many amateur butchers were there in total? No word on the number of needlessly injured and terrified animals that were the sacrificial victims.

    http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/over-35-000-amateur-butchers-hurt-during-eid-145822

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