Sunday, December 14, 2008

Eid al-Adha

Less than a week ago Muslims celebrated a holiday called Eid al-Adha, Festival of Sacrifice. Remember the story about Abraham where he was about to kill his own son (Isaac if you ask Christians or Jews, Ishael if you ask Muslims) simply because God asked him to? Well, that's what they're celebrating:
Eid al-Adha is a religious festival celebrated by Muslims (including the Druze) worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ishmael as an act of obedience to God.
Oh, what a wonderful thing to celebrate! Seriously, what goes on inside the heads of these people? (And by "these people" I don't mean Muslims only; naturally Christians consider this a great tale as well.) Doesn't surprise me though: following a religion requires one to completely give up his sense of reason and to make a slave of himself.

It is worshipping silly stories like this that infects cultures with toxic traits. If someone's willingness to kill his own son for some insane reason is something to be celebrated then is it any wonder that honor killings are so (relatively) frequent among Muslims?

And what is Europe going to do about this? My guess is that as the amount of Muslims in Europe shoots up our politicians will find ways to accommodate holidays like Eid al-Adha.

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