What is worrying to me is that this sort of abuse (see below) is not only physical, but emotional and mental… and it is thosee latter types of abuse that are so much more difficult to detect…
Reposted from: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080925/od_nm/us_ceremonyodd_1)
Muslim sentenced for religious ceremony “cruelty”
Thu Sep 25, 12:55 PM ET
LONDON (Reuters) – A Muslim, convicted of child cruelty after encouraging two boys to flail themselves during a religious ceremony, was given a 26-week suspended jail term on Wednesday.
Syed Mustafa Zaidi, 44, of Eccles,Manchester, had pushed the boys into whipping themselves with chains fitted with curved blades at the ends during an annual Shia Muslim ceremony.
The boys, aged 13 and 15, needed hospital treatment after their mother found them suffering from several deep wounds on their backs and multiple slash wounds. Continue reading
You know, sometimes I feel bad that I don’t pick on the Muslims enough. I don’t know if it’s becuase their reactions and opnions are (often) so obviously silly — or maybe it’s just that, not living in an Islamic country, I don’t “peruse” their wackiness as much as I do the Christian’s. Well, in any case, here is some good ol’ Islamic crazy-talk…
An article in The Telegraph sites Sheikh Muhammad Munajid as saying the mouse is “one of Satan’s soldiers” and that it makes everything it touches impure. Apparently he is concerned about all the sympathy mice have garnered through such cartoons as Tom and Jerry and Mickey Mouse. He fears such television programming has taught children to perceive mice as cute or harmless.
Sheikh Munajid is a former diplomat at the Saudi embassy in Washington DC and insists that both household mice and their cartoon counterparts must be killed; the translation goes something like this:
“Mickey Mouse has become an awesome character, even though according to Islamic law, Mickey Mouse should be killed in all cases.”
Oooo… the religious mind is an awesome mind…