Muslims recently celebrated Eid al-Adha, the Islamic festival of animal torture and sacrifice. Muslims inflict unnecessary agony on millions of helpless animals (sheep, goats, cows, camels) that are forced to have their necks cut so they bleed to death slowly while fully conscious and writhing in pain, which could take several minutes depending on the size of the animal.
TheJakartaPost (h/t RF) A Muslim cleric who was set to participate in qurban (animal sacrifice) during Sunday’s Idul Adha in Blitar, East Java, has died following three days of being in a coma after a cow struck his body. Sureki, 64, died on Wednesday evening at Ngudi Waluyo Hospital after being hit by the cow at Miftahul Jannah Mosque in Wlingi subdistrict, Blitar.
The incident started when one of several cows escaped from its tethers and ran for about 100 meters from its original place, said Farhan, the mosque caretaker.
Sureki — who was supposed to take part in the slaughtering of four sacrificial cattle and 17 goats as part of a ritual for the Islamic Day of Sacrifice — had arrived at the mosque where the cow was when the incident occurred.
“The cow suddenly ran toward him and struck [Sureki’s] chin with its head,” Farhan told The Jakarta Post on Thursday. Sureki fell backward with the back of his head hitting the pavement of the mosque yard. The incident left him unconscious.
Farhan said “The cow is big and fierce. Its leash was broken when it tried to escape,” he added.
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