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Human Sacrifice and Cannibalism in Egypt

Human Sacrifice and Cannibalism in Egypt

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This is who we just gave F-16s, tanks, and millions of dollars.
The promotion of ritual human sacrifice and cannibalism has been a topic of discussion on two Egyptian TV programs recently.
On Al-Tahrir Egyptian TV advisor Ahmad Abdo Maher, discuses the high-school curriculum issued by the highest religious authority in Egypt, Al-Azhar University, which encouraged students to cannibalize apostates and Muslims who abandon praying. The schoolbook stipulated that the act can be carried out so long the human flesh is eaten uncooked in respect to the dead body and that the act “does not necessitate a governor’s consent or is it punishable by law.” [1]
This is who we just gave F-16s, tanks, and millions of dollars.
The promotion of ritual human sacrifice and cannibalism has been a topic of discussion on two Egyptian TV programs recently.
On Al-Tahrir Egyptian TV advisor Ahmad Abdo Maher, discuses the high-school curriculum issued by the highest religious authority in Egypt, Al-Azhar University, which encouraged students to cannibalize apostates and Muslims who abandon praying. The schoolbook stipulated that the act can be carried out so long the human flesh is eaten uncooked in respect to the dead body and that the act “does not necessitate a governor’s consent or is it punishable by law.” [1]

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Published on Friday, 08 March 2013 06:23Written by Walid and Theodore Shoebat
The promotion of ritual human sacrifice and cannibalism has been a topic of discussion on twoEgyptian TV programs recently.On
Al-Tahrir
Egyptian TV advisor Ahmad Abdo Maher, discuses the high-school curriculumissued by the highest religious authority in Egypt, Al-Azhar University, which encouragedstudents to cannibalize apostates and Muslims who abandon praying. The schoolbook stipulatedthat the act can be carried out so long the human flesh is eaten uncooked in respect to the dead
body and that the act “does not necessitate a governor‟s consent or is it punishable by law.” [1]
 Here is the video:The other popular television program,
Al-Nas
[click here] with Safwat Hegazy, a famous Egyptian
cleric who launched Mohammed Mursi‟s campaign in 2012, sanctioned Aztec
-style, ritualistichuman sacrifice of a Shia cleric named Yasar Habib. Hegazy justified his threat against Habib,who resides in Great Britain, by giving a case-in-point from Islamic history. Hegazy madereference to when the governor of Iraq
 –
Khalid Abdullah al-Kasri
 –
dragged a shackled Jaad binDurham to the mosque in Kufah and used him as the sacrificial offering (instead of an animal) andthen crucified him:
Hegazy reminded his viewers that when Al-Kasri made his speech 
that day saying, “O people,
sacrifice, Allah ac
cepted your sacrifices. I am now sacrificing Jaad bin Durham.” Al
-Kasri thenslaughtered him in the mosque on the Sacrifical Day 119 A.H. This set the precedent that using ahuman being on the Islamic holiday
 –
known as
 The Festival of Sacrifice
 
 –
instead of an animalwas preferable.The supporting views on such an edict are so pervasive that even one blog,
 The Cole ChildrenForum
for Muslim children shares the story, since the account is supported by several of the most forceful theologians during the history of Islam like Al-
Shafi‟, Ibin Tayymiya, Bukhari, Dhahabi,
Ibin Al-Qiyam, Darami and Ibin Katheer. [2]While Muslim scholars do not question the authenticity of the event, some question the legality of the act, since it is understood that
Eid Al-Adha, The Festival of Sacrifice
is
 –
according to Islam
 –
 
the commemoration of Abraham‟s
willingness
to sacrifice his son Ishmael but that he isremembered for sacrificing an animal (not a human being).However, Abdulaziz Bin Abdullah Al-Rajihi, a respected scholar in Saudi Arabia, expressedsupport for human sacrifice in at least one speech. Al-
Rajihi‟s is not someone to be ignor 
ed; he isa scholar who educated the previous chief Mufti of Saudi Arabia, the renowned Muhammad Ibrahim Al Sheikh.
 
Today, Al-Azhar is a part of the Egyptian government and has the power to enact edicts asmandated by the new constitution. Under article 4, it states:
“The
noble Azhar is an independent Islamic institution of higher learning. It handles all its affairswithout outside interference. It leads the call to Islam and assumes responsibility for religiousstudies and the Arabic language in Egypt and the world. The
 Azhar’s
Body of Senior Scholars isto be consulted in matters pertaining to Islamic law
(sharia).” 
 While cannibalism is prohibited in Islam, exceptions do exist for apostates, adulterers and enemycombatants. The difficulty for some moderate scholars is that such an edict comes from thehighest authority of Islamic jurisprudence. Abu
ʿ
Abdullah Muhammad ibn Idris al-
Shafi„i, the
founder of the major Shafie school of Sunni Islamic thought, writes:
“One
may eat the flesh of a human body. It is not allowed to kill a Muslim nor a free non-Muslimunder Muslim rule (because he is useful for the society), nor a prisoner because he belongs toother Muslims. But you may kill an enemy fighter or an adulterer and eat his
body.” 
[3]
 Such edicts are even being disseminated by many Muslim clerics in Egypt. Prominent SheikhMuhammad Hussein Yaqub recently made a speech encouraging the cannibalization of Jewishflesh:
“Our 
hatred, animosity, and rage toward the Jews grow. Our hatred of the Jews grows when wesee them destroying our brothers. Rage boils within us. If only we could strangle the criminal
Jews…
If only we could strangle the Jews with our bare hands, and bite their heads off with ourteeth, not with
weapons.” 
 Sheikh Safwat Hegazy has repeated a similar mantra when it comes to the desire to cannibalizeJews:
“If 
our rulers let us, we would catch you [Jews] in the street, and we would devour you with our
teeth.” 
 Islamic history documents several acts of Islamic cannibalism. In 1148, one criminal namedRudwan fled from the police only to be arrested, put to death, decapitated, and cut to pieces.Those pieces were then eaten by Egyptian soldiers who believed that they would absorb hiscourage. [4]The phenomenon is not only historic, such ritualistic sacrifices exist todayincluding crucifixions and cannibalism in Ramallah, using the flesh of Jews. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tmsrBtRx1Pk There are several beheadings in Syria that have surfaced, where jihadists are seen praising Allahas they watch sheep-style human slaughter. We have the video but it is far too gruesome to show.Of course, we cannot forget Momo the beheader, otherwise known as Muhammad the Midget.  While the majority pundits and even historians in the West limit their definition of such acts by
defining them as „executions‟, the facts remain; Islamic inspired beheadings are human sacrifices
akin to Aztec rituals.The other popular television program, Al-Nas [click here] with Safwat Hegazy, a famous Egyptian
cleric who launched Mohammed Mursi‟s campaign in 2012, sanctioned Aztec
-style, ritualistichuman sacrifice of a Shia cleric named Yasar Habib. Hegazy justified his threat against Habib,who resides in Great Britain, by giving a case-in-point from Islamic history. Hegazy madereference to when the governor of Iraq
 –
Khalid Abdullah al-Kasri
 –
dragged a shackled Jaad binDurham to the mosque in Kufah and used him as the sacrificial offering (instead of an animal) andthen crucified him:
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=AK22v_IKUQc Such rituals go back in history. Hertado de Mendoza in his
 The War in Granada
during the time of the Spanish Inquisition, recounts that a great number of Muslims
 –
under their leader Tahali
 –
 sacrificed twenty Christian girls by beheading and fried twenty friars in boiling olive oil, believingthat their blood would appease Allah in order to gain victory against the Spaniards. When theSpanish soldiers approached these jihadists in Ohanez and drove them back, they discovered theheads, laid out in rows on the steps of a church, their hair neatly brushed.Mendoza mentions a similar situation that took place when the Spanish emperor Charles made anexpedition against the Muslim Moors of Carthage, where the Muslims sacrificed five Christianchildren. They said their prayers and slaughtered them in the hopes that Allah would preservethem from the Spaniards. [5]Such issues are dealt with by collective denial in the West, where pundits and orientalistsromanticize such history. For example, the Muslim warlord who had the greatest obsession withskulls and human sacrifice was Babur, founder of the Mughal Empire, which consisted of India,Pakistan, and much of Asia. Western orientalist Robert Irwin describes the works of Babur thusly:
“This
is one of the classics of world
literature…
Writing poetry, together with fighting, hunting andeating fruit, was to remain a lifelong
enthusiasm.” 
[6]
 
Some excerpts of Babur‟s book should shed much light:
 
“…the
Afghans were not able to put up a fight. In a flash, 150 embattled Afghans were seized.Some were captured alive, but mostly only heads were
brought…Those
who were brought in alivewere ordered beheaded, after which a tower of skulls was erected in the
camp.” 
[7]
 
and…
 
“…cut 
off the heads of a hundred or so rebellious Afghans, which they brought back to Hangu.Another tower of skulls was
erected.” 
[8]
 
and…
 
“A
league farther down the Bajaur glen we stopped and ordered a tower of skulls erected on a
rise.” 
[9]
 Irwin seems only capable of seeing the romance:
“My 
pact and covenant with my beloved was not thus; he chose separation and left me
distraught…
what can one do with the whims of fate, which has separated friend from friend by
force.” 
[10]
 Babur and his ilk even saw decapitated heads as being used for divination. When his soldier Arghun fought and beheaded an opponent named Ishqullah, he and Babur took the head and
esteemed it, “as a good omen.” [11]
 
When Babur was establishing his power in India, he took the town of Chanderi and “massacredthe infidels, and brought it into the bosom of Islam,” after which a “tower of infidels‟ skulls waserected on the hill on the northwest side of Chanderi.” [12]
 After he crushed the Indians of Khanua, Babur poetically praised the victory, ecstatically
recounting how there “were piles of the slain, and towers of skulls” were erected:
 
“…In
every direction the soldiers of Islam went, they found a slain rebel at every step, and as therenowned army camp moved in pursuit of the defeated it found no space devoid of obliterated
retinue…
Many mountains of bodies were created, and on every mountain running streams of 
blood.” 
[13]
 

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