You don’t have to ask twice, or even change the vowel in the word “cull” for Muslims to jump at the opportunity to kill. A slice of life, literally, from “moderate” Egypt as Muslims go hog wild on the country’s pigs:

Pig cull YouTube video sparks outrage

The Sydney Morning Herald, May 18, 2009

…The clip posted by independent newspaper Al-Masri Al-Yom includes gory images of pigs being beaten with iron bars, piglets being stabbed and animals being kicked alive into bulldozer buckets.

Since going on line on YouTube this weekend, the clip has sparked horrified reactions from Muslims [THEY’RE NOT ALL LIKE THAT!!!!!!] and from the Christian Copt community, who are the main rearers of pigs in Egypt as Muslims do not eat pork.

Although no case of A(H1N1) swine flu has yet been detected on its territory, Egypt is the only country in the world to have decided to kill all its pigs, estimated to have numbered around 250,000 before the cull began.

See? You don’t need even a single Muslim to get infected before he picks up a knife or blunt object to kill whatever it is that’s not infecting him. He just needs to hear that a person dropped dead in Mexico, and a Muslim on the other side of the globe springs into action doing what Muslims do best. After all, what Muslim can pass up the opportunity for a free-for-all killing spree? Especially since pig flesh tears very similarly to human flesh (by virtue of pigs being descended from Jews), which is why pigs and Jews are used for all kinds of killing practice.

Hopefully this gorefest will satiate Muslims for a little while, getting some bloodlust out of their systems enough for them to abstain from killing a Copt or even a Jew for six months.

The World Health Organisation has said the drastic measure is not scientifically justified.

In the video, Mohamed el-Mugharbil, deputy mayor of Kashkus near Cairo, describes how chemicals are also poured on animals caged in trucks, leading to a slow death.

For those who feel they are losing the battle against their urges to pour acid on their wives, girlfriends or sisters, the pigs are giving them an opportunity to get this out of their systems as well.

Ali Shaaban, head of the site where the corpses are buried, confirms the method. “The pigs are covered with chemical products and left for 30 or 40 minutes until they are dead, then we throw them in the ditch.”

Other pictures obtained by AFP show pigs which have been disembowelled but whose throats have not been slit.

Sheikh Salim Mohammed Salim, head of the fatwas committee at the University of Al-Azhar, told AFP that killing an animal that way is “strictly forbidden by Islam… whatever it is, including a pig”.

Except in self-defense!

The government-controlled Al-Ahram weekly alleged there is chaos at Bassatin, the large abattoir in Cairo where the pigs are supposed to be slaughtered humanely at a rate of 1,200 per day.

“Only the males are killed in accordance with the rules,” said journalist Heba Nasreddin, while “the piglets and sows are hit with an iron bar and left to bleed to death”.

Like I said, go ahead and channel those misogynistic and child-killing aggressions onto pigs. (They should start a “Hostel“-like business over there with sows and piglets.)

An online petition calling on the Egyptian government to end the “senseless slaughter” has been launched on www.care2.com.

Arab intellectuals, both Christian and Muslim [THEY’RE NOT ALL LIKE THAT!!!], have accused President Hosni Mubarak’s government of having conspired with the Islamist opposition the Muslim Brotherhood, which opposes rearing pigs “on Islamic land”. […]

Tomorrow’s headline: “Egypt’s 300,000 Pigs Die of Islamophobia”

What a lovely place to holiday, Britons! Get your tickets now!

STOP THE SENSELESS SLAUGHTER OF EGYPTS PIGS!!! - The Petition Site

www.thepetitionsite.com/1/stop-the-senseless-slaughter-of-egypts-pigs

Just a note on pigs being descended from Jews. I had it backwards in a recent post when I wrote that Muslims believe Jews are descended from pigs:

Palestinian Media Watch bulletin, May 13

All pigs must die because they descend from Jews:
According to Egyptian Islamic scholar
by Itamar Marcus & Barbara Crook

All pigs alive today are descendants of the Jews who were turned into pigs by Allah, according to a senior Egyptian religious leader. Since all pigs are descendants of Jews, it is obligatory to kill all pigs, says Sheikh Ahmed Ali Othman.

Presumably if pigs were merely animals, they would not face destruction. It is their Jewish ancestry that condemns them to death.

The Jordanian newspaper Al-Hakika al-Dawliya adds that this is not the only opinion. It cites Sheikh Ali Abu Al-Hassan, head of the Fatwa Committee at Al-Azhar [Sunni Islamic university], who believes that all the Jews who were turned into pigs by Allah died out without reproducing, and therefore there is no relationship between today’s pigs and Jews.

The following is the transcript from Al-Moheet Arab News Network:

“CAIRO — Sheikh Ahmed Ali Othman, supervisor of the Da’awa [Islamic Indoctrination] of the Egyptian Waqf [Islamic Holy places], has issued a Religious Ruling (Fatwa) that pigs in our time have their origins in Jews who angered Allah, such that He turned them into monkeys, pigs, and Satan-worshippers, and it is obligatory to kill and slaughter them [the pigs].

Sheikh Othman noted that this verse concerning the nation of the prophet Moses descended [from Allah to the Quran], and the books of commentary confirm this. There are two opinions among the Ulama [Islamic scholars] in this regard: The first is that the Jews, whom Allah transformed and turned into pigs, remained in that state until they died, without producing descendants. The other opinion is that the Jews who turned into pigs multiplied and produced descendants, and their line continues to this day. Sheikh Othman also cited Hadiths (traditions attributed to Muhammad) as support…

The Jordanian newspaper Al-Hakika al-Dawliya quoted Othman: “I personally tend towards the view that the pigs that exist now have their origins with the Jews, and therefore their consumption is forbidden in the words of Allah: ‘A carcass, and blood, and the flesh of a pig are forbidden to you….’ Moreover, our master Jesus, peace be unto him - one of the tasks that he will fulfill when he descends to earth is the killing of the pigs, and this is proof that their source is Jewish.

Sheikh Othman said that whoever eats pig, it’s as if he ate meat of an impure person, and stressed that this Religious Ruling is backed by the Islamic Sages of Al Azhar, but they are afraid to say this publically… so the Sages won’t be accused of Anti-Semitism.

Sheikh Ali Abu Al-Hassan, head of the Fatwa Committee at Al-Azhar [Sunni Islamic university], said that the first view is accurate, because when Allah punishes a group of people he punishes only them. When Allah grew angry with the nation of Moses, He turned them into pigs and monkeys as an extraordinary punishment… but they died out without leaving descendants.”

[Al-Moheet Arab News Network, May 10, 2009]
[Al-Hakika al-Dawliya, May 9, 2009]