Muslims banned from slitting throat of sacrificial lamb during religious festival in Florida field (but they vow to do it anyway).

Daily Mail  4th November 2011.

Fighting a planned religious sacrifice in an open field this weekend, a city official says she shut down the ceremony despite their religious rights, while the Musim group says they would carry on anyway.

Florida land given to use for Sunday’s Muslim ceremony of Eid al-Adha which sacrifices a livestock animal for food, was revoked after a government official said it wasn’t appropriate and victimizes an innocent animal.

‘I’m trying to protect innocent animals,’ County Commissioner Sheila Alu of Sunrise reasoned to the Sun Sentinel, despite a U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing religious sacrifices.

‘This is not an appropriate setting for the slaughtering of animals in an open field in a city that’s as populated as Sunrise. Usually these religious ceremonies take place in a rural area,’ Ms Alu said.

 ‘‘Yes, I was trying to stop it,’ she admitted, though doing it as a private citizen and not as a government official.

‘It’s shut down,’ she so said.

                Eid al-Adha, ‘Feast of Sacrifice’

  • Falls on the 10th day of the Islamic calendar’s last month
  • Muslims celebrate by slaughtering sheep, goats and cattle
  • It marks the end of the annual hajj pilgrimage to the Muslim holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia
  • The celebration is in commemoration of the prophet Ibrahim’s readiness to sacrifice his son Ismail to show obedience to God

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One Reply to “Muslims banned from slitting throat of sacrificial lamb during religious festival in Florida field (but they vow to do it anyway).”

  1. Sunrise, Florida is a fully developed community – in no way to be considered a rural area. Most stand alone homes sit on postage stamp size lots within residential areas. Sunrise sits just due west of Fort Lauderdale Beach, with “Sunrise Blvd” taking you to the north end of Fort Lauderdale Beach -famous for 60’s treasures like “The Elbow Room” from 60’s movie in which Connie Francis popularized the song “Where the boys are”.

    Kudos to Broward County Commissioner Sheila Alu for the effort to stop this slaughter. FWIW, this is also LTC Congressman Allen West territory.

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