The Islamic religion just reached a new level of debasement Friday when, on the first day of the Day of Ashura festival, Muslim parents in Iraq began cutting their children on their heads.
The U.K. Daily Express explained that this 10-day holiday is designed to mourn the murder of the Prophet Mohammed’s grandson, whose body was mutilated after his death.
Apparently, the honoring is done via the spilling of cranial blood. And since kids can’t handle knives on their own, Muslim parents take it upon themselves to spill their own children’s blood.
Furthermore, parents of both Sunni and Shia sects of Islam participate in the ritual. Many Shia clerics reportedly oppose this self-flagellation, however, because it makes Islam look violent.
Such clerics usually urge their followers to donate blood to a hospital instead, and the fact that there are Muslims who chose to cut their children instead of donating blood should tell you all you need to know about them.
This ceremony also tends to attract a lot of terrorist activity. A series of explosions in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka reportedly targeting Shia Muslims killed one and injured dozens more. More attacks will likely occur before the ceremony reaches its conclusion.
It is rather odd how Muslims celebrate a “holiday” by inflicting self-harm. It is also strange that some Muslims choose to blow each other up on what should be a celebration.
If nothing else, this holiday just goes to show how incompatible the Islamic faith is with American culture. We prefer to celebrate by cutting pumpkins or blowing up fireworks instead …
H/T Truth And Action
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