Serving as the finale of sorts to the holy month of Ramadan, Eid Al-Fitr might get more attention by the western media in terms of major Islamic holy days. However as we approach the date of the only other official Muslim Holiday, Eid Al-Adha. I thought it might be interesting to take a look at just what our Muslim neighbors will be getting up to at the end of this month. In what is actually considered the holiest day of the year for over two billion people on the planet.
Eid al-Adha or the “Feast of the Sacrifice” honors the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son upon Gods command as seen in the Old Testament. As the story goes, before Abraham could actually commit the act God intervened via an Angel, who placed a sheep in his sons place. In honor of this every year, Muslims are commanded to sacrifice an animal and divide it into three parts. Which are then divided between the family, friends and neighbors, and the poor or needy. While live animal sacrifices may seem slightly barbaric these days, surely we can assume in this modern age things aren’t taken too far right?
Below you can see a video taken in the city of Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh and home to over 150 million Islamic faithful. The footage, taken during the heights of Eid al-Adha festivities just last year, features literal rivers of blood flowing through the city streets.
This happened when despite the city having been suffering from occasional heavy rainfall and flooding for days. The local Muslim population couldn’t help themselves from murdering millions of live animals including cows, sheeps, and goats in the open city streets. This leading to the horrific scene captured above of an entire capital city being covered in blood soaked water for days.
While thanks to a better sewage system here in the US a blood river isn’t all that likely. Don’t think this level of animal sacrifice isn’t happening here every year in ever increasing numbers. Here is a view of the festivities recorded just last year in Florida, where 5 cows were slaughtered in less then 5 minutes.
To put the sheer amount of killing that is done every year into perspective. Know that in Pakistan alone nearly ten million animals are slaughtered annually on the holiday costing an estimated 3 billion US dollars.
Most horrific of all though, is how popular this holy day is among the fighters of ISIS. Who last year celebrated the holiday by hanging American’s from meat hooks and “butchering them like sheep” in honor of their faith. You can see a greatly edited down but still highly disturbing clip of the official video they released of their celebration here. If you are so inclined the full and EXTREMELY GRAPHIC full video is available here.
While many on the left would have us believe that Islam is a religion of peace. When faced with the simple fact that there single holiest of holidays is based on ritual murder and bloodshed, its hard to keep on believing that. Brutal traditions like Eid al-Adha do not have a place in civilized Western society, and we shouldn’t be encouraging their normalization any more then we are with other parts of repressive Islamic culture. It’s time we took a stand and made it clear that the worst parts of Islam, simply aren’t welcome in the Western world.
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