Eid Ul-Adha is just around the corner and will be coinciding with the end of the year this time around.
This Eid marks the end of the Hajj (pilgrimage) each year to Mecca and is known as the feast of sacrifice. Muslims who can afford it buy and slaughter animals and distribute the meat among the poor and relatives.
However, many Muslims in Western countries are unable to perform the ritual because of the laws of the countries they live in.
A number of Pakistani groups are offering these Muslims a “solution”: they can now buy an animal over the Internet and even watch it being slaughtered, before its meat is given away.
Animals are available on the Web sites for between $100 for a goat and $450 for a cow.
I don’t know what to think about this really; I know a lot of people could end up using this, and it’s somehow funny too, but on the other hand it just feels a bit weird and somewhat wrong; I guess the only reaction I have for the time being is a sarcastic smile and a shake of the head.
[Source: CNet News]