Across the world, a billion plus Muslims are currently celebrating the Slaughter Festival of Eid al adha by slitting the throat of some animal, from sheep to camels.
It’s a family holiday, with kids included even though the sacrifice procedure is cruel and disturbing. One minute a kid is petting a cute fluffy sheep, then the critter has its throat cut with the blood running into the street. It can be upsetting to some, like the Afghan boy below.
Not to worry, though. Soon the process of desensitization takes hold and young Muslims begin to enjoy killing things, an attitude very useful for jihad.
In another sign of Islamicized Europe, thieving Muslims are stealing animals in order to kill them cruelly in Allah’s ritual. The always helpful Islam Versus Europe website informs us of two current cases, one from France, translated:
Sheep Stolen Across Europe as Muslim Butchery Festival Approaches, Friday, October 26, 2012
A flock of 130 lambs penned in an isolated field in Isère was stolen last Wednesday night. The livestock, which was in an electrified enclosure far from any livestock in Dizimieu, in Isère, was loaded “in a few minutes on to two lorries”, indicated the officer of the Crémieu brigade, Stéphane Coignard, specifying that tyre tracks have been detected on the scene.
The stock raiser, for whom the damage is estimated at 20,000 euros, had bought the sheep three weeks again in Spain in order to sell them for the Eid festival which starts on Friday.
This theft was perpetrated so that the lambs could be “slaughtered during the festival of Eid on the local market, we are 100% certain,” said the officer. “There are illegal abattoirs. The sheep can be kept in a hangar without being seen,” he added when the lambs are ringed.
Another theft was noted, from Cornwall, Britain:
Sheep stolen as rustlers target area, Cornish Guardian, October 19, 2012
POLICE are warning livestock owners to be on their guard against sheep rustlers after 20 animals were stolen in Withiel.
Officers say organised gangs are again targeting the area, after a spate of sheep thefts were committed last year within a ten-mile radius of Bodmin.
The latest farmer to lose livestock is David Harris, who keeps 300 sheep on land in the Withiel parish.
Thieves stole 20 of his sheep from two fields which he estimated to be worth £3,200 at market.
Mr Harris said: “We check the sheep twice a day, but it is impossible to count every one of them, but now we will certainly be improving security in the future.
“As well as losing these sheep, you have to take into account the 30 or 40 lambs they would have produced, so you are talking about quite a few thousand pounds – it’s a big loss.”
Mr Harris, 65, has kept sheep for more than 25 years, and says it is the first time any of his livestock have been stolen.
“I suspect they have been taken upcountry and slaughtered at a private abattoir because they were all tagged and a licensed slaughterhouse wouldn’t have had anything to do with them.”
Mr Harris said he had alerted other farmers in the area about the theft from his land and they are taking extra precautions.
Bodmin rural area police community support officer Lloyd Paynter said there had been a number of rustling incidents reported last year.
“We have had cases in Helland, St Breward, Blisland and Castle-in-Dinas over the past 12 months, and now it is happening in the area again,” he said.
“These sheep rustlers are very organised and use lorries, or in the case of Mr Harris’s loss, it could have been a large pick-up.
“I would appeal to anyone who drives through rural areas to report suspicious activity near livestock to the police immediately,” he said.
The theft of sheep at Withiel was discovered on October 11, but could have occurred weeks earlier.