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post #901 of 1314

40+ dead in an ISIS car bomb in Qamishlo, Rojava. 

post #902 of 1314
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In a gesture of solidarity following the gruesome killing of a French priest, Muslims on Sunday attended Catholic Mass in churches and cathedrals across France and beyond.

Reporters on the scene said that from 100 to 200 Muslims gathered at the towering Gothic cathedral in Rouen, only a few miles from Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, where the 85-year-old Rev. Jacques Hamel was killed by two teenage attackers on Tuesday.

http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-muslims-france-20160731-snap-story.html
post #903 of 1314
Perhaps this would be even more touching for Piob given your predilection for meats ?

Muslim women severely beaten for carrying beef in India (and it was later discovered to be buffalo meat, now cow confused.gif)
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/muslim-women-severely-beaten-carrying-beef-india-mandsaur-a7160436.html

Vigilante groups beat and kill to protect cows in India
http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-cow-terror-snap-story.html

Beef lynching case
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-36791430
post #904 of 1314
Thread Starter 
First they came for our cows and I said nothing...
post #905 of 1314

So what I'm getting here is that the common denominator here is religion :devil:

post #906 of 1314
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ethanm View Post

So what I'm getting here is that the common denominator here is religion devil.gif

Close but no cigar. Only certain religious strains would engender beating people for carrying some meat or blowing yourself up or dousing yourself with gas and lighting a match. Not every flavour of religion caters to the crazy in people.
post #907 of 1314
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Ravi Shitole needed a transport vehicle. He had just made a purchase and wanted to haul the cargo back to his village, around 200 miles away.

But transporters refused to rent him a vehicle, for Shitole was taking the perilous risk of traveling with cows.


I chuckled.
post #908 of 1314
Another morning of shootings in Miami leaving 3 dead
http://apne.ws/2amg4vq

Saturday through the afternoon saw 2 killed and 21 injured in shootings across Chicago
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-shootings-violence-20160730-story.html

Separate shooting in crowded areas of Austin. One dead, 4 injured
http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/31/us/austin-shooting/

Seems like every few days some such events take place in the US
Edited by the shah - 7/31/16 at 11:19am
post #909 of 1314
Thread Starter 
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36939601

Prominent Muslims in France want to work with a foundation to steer Islam away from radicalization in France. Good move? Will it work?
post #910 of 1314
Without seeming like a larger tool than I am, can someone quickly explain the issue with handling beef and how it causes issues leading to death?
post #911 of 1314
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Originally Posted by A Canuker View Post

Without seeming like a larger tool than I am, can someone quickly explain the issue with handling beef and how it causes issues leading to death?

The cow is sacred in Hinduism, you're not even supposed to honk at one should it block block the road
post #912 of 1314
I was wondering what the historical reasoning was behind this. Halal is another thing that confuses me, I have read up on it and can see the process but not the reasoning.

Control?
post #913 of 1314
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Originally Posted by A Canuker View Post

I was wondering what the historical reasoning was behind this. Halal is another thing that confuses me, I have read up on it and can see the process but not the reasoning.

Control?

 

Halal is very similar to Kosher.  I'm sure some of it is.  Some of it is also likely health reasons.

post #914 of 1314
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Originally Posted by A Canuker View Post

I was wondering what the historical reasoning was behind this. Halal is another thing that confuses me, I have read up on it and can see the process but not the reasoning.

Control?

How far back do you want to go? Their texts make many references to the cow as a symbolic caregiver or maternal figure, being a source of labor for tilling, of sustenance in giving milk from which butter (ghee) can be derived, etc. And one Hindu goddess is usually shown in the form of a cow though I don't think they worship cows but rather hold them in extremely high regard.

Halal/Kosher is almost the opposite in that there are proscribed methods of slaughtering that can be of benefit healtwise, i.e. draining of the blood and not eating flesh of dead animals. The actual term is zabiha/dhabihah which is the slaughtering, halal more generally means permissible. It's also not as strict as kosher, which as far as I understand prohibits consumption of two animal products (cheese and meat, for example) and requires rabbinical supervision, and there might be something about crustaceans?

Anyway the point of contention here is that Muslims are slaughtering cows to eat them and zealous Hindus are upset. Note that Sikhs also eat meat, and many Hindus do as well (one told me "if the rest of the world eats our gods why shouldn't I ?", which I find a bit off-putting)
post #915 of 1314
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Separate shooting in crowded areas of Austin. One dead, 4 injured
http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/31/us/austin-shooting/

The city got lucky that so few people were injured and there was only one fatality. This area is wall to wall drunk people in their early 20's at this time of night. Thankful it didn't get worse.
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