Skip to comments.Moscow bans Islamic sacrifice ritual for Eid holiday.
Posted on 10/04/2014 8:42:07 AM PDT by klpt
Muslims in the Russian capital Moscow have been denied the right to celebrate the upcoming Eid al-Adhu (Feast of the Sacrifice) Islamic holiday after local authorities banned them from carrying out the traditional slaughter ritual.
The second of the two Eid holidays in the Islamic calender, Muslims typically celebrate the occassion by slaughtering a lamb, a cow or a camel and distributing its meat to relatives, neighbors and the poor.
However, a spokesman for the city's inter-regional cooperation, national policy and religious organizations department, told Interfax on Wednesday that the sale and slaughter of sacrificial animals will be banned in Moscow during the holiday.
Muslims will be allowed to fulfil the regilious rite in villages outside of the main city, he added.
A recent influx of migrant workers in Moscow from mainly Muslim parts of Russia, such as the northern Caucasus and central Asia, have brought to light new issues in the city, amid increasing tensions between migrants and the city's Slavic community.
Currently, there are only four official mosques in Moscow, which is insufficient to cope with the increase of Muslims arriving in the city.
Muslims in Moscow in recent years have had to resort to praying their Eid prayers in public squares with prior permission from the local authorities.
In total, around 23 million Muslims live in Russia, making it the country's second largest religion with 15% of the overall population of 145 million.
I can't imagine why their traditional slaughter ritual would make anyone uncomfortable.
Good. They are sadistic monsters - mooselimes. Their culture is a death cult!
Good. Are they still allowed to beat themselves bloody while parading down the street?
No lambs, cows or camels......in the spirit of the holiday why don’t they go all in and add Christians too?
Yeah, the musloid masses are almost as orgasmically excited to watch a sheep or cow being beheaded with a knife as they are when watching a filthy kaffir infidel being beheaded the same way.
The US Muslim population is less than 2% and they do as they please, including head chopping.
Tell me again why Putin is worse than Obama.
watch for some Muslims in Russia or former states react strongly to the ban. Chechyna will be a spark that may ignite a fire in the Russian Muslim states.
Put your face on the ground and your butt in the air....
Because he is a Leninist autocrat who invades neighboring countries without provocation?
I wish they all had one neck. They are crazy sick b@$t@rd$.
See, ya shot yourself in the foot there, ya shoulda stopped at: " he is an autocrat who invades neighboring countries".
Ya might have retained some credibility.
Do you think Ukraine and Georgia invaded Russia first or something?
Next Russian government official announcement: Muslims anywhere in Russia are banned from stealing oxygen.
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