Backlash over Western Press Referral to Adha Sacrifices as 'Bloody Celebrations'

Published August 4th, 2020 - 08:55 GMT
'What About Thanksgiving Turkeys?' Western Press Faces Backlash Amid Referring to Eid Sacrifices as 'Bloody Celebrations'
The report contained 13 different images with blood compared to one photo of the religious ritual of pilgrimage (Hajj) that takes place during the same time of the year. (Al Bawaba)

A report written by the Daily Mail describing Eid Al-Adha festivities held by Muslims last weekend sparked an online debate as it described sacrifices made by people who celebrated the religious holiday as "bloody."

The report included several photos of Muslims slaughtering sheep, goats, and camels in different parts of the world along with photos of Muslims praying in mosques and explained the symbolism of the holiday in Muslim communities.

Yet, the report's emphasis on highlighting blood was perceived as "portraying the holiday in a negative light," particularly as it contained 13 different images with blood compared to one photo of the religious ritual of pilgrimage (Hajj) that takes place during the same time of the year.

Upon being posted on social media, the report prompted many mixed reactions urging many to describe the celebration as "barbaric" and "disgusting."

Meanwhile, other social media users questioned attitudes of the writer and commentators towards other, more accepted holidays in the west, where animals are feasted on as well, calling comments made by people against the holiday "Islamophobic and hypocrite."

 


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