Every weekend the New York Times warns us about the rising peril of Islamophobia in between the fashion section and their special report on sewer architecture in Queens, and the Islamophobia menace has become so severe that it is spreading to the animal kingdom.
We don’t entirely know why a cow was so filled with hate that it chose to murder an innocent Muslim trying to slaughter it, rather than allow itself to be slaughtered by it. Like many Islamophobic human bigots it may have gotten the false idea that it had the right to defend itself from being killed in an Islamic religious ritual.
What we do know is that this hateful animal has set back relations between Bovines and Muslims by 400 years. Maybe 800 years. Worse it has encouraged a cycle of violence in which cows resist being killed by Muslims and create Muslim martyrs who begin blowing themselves up in fields and ranches. The only way for the violence to stop is for cows to begin showing more respect for Islam and submitting to the slaughter as a lesson to the rest of us.
A Gaza health official says a panicking cow killed a Palestinian man who was trying slaughter the beast during the Muslim celebration of Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice).
Official Ashraf al-Kidra said Saturday that 150 other people were hospitalized in the Gaza Strip with knife wounds or other injuries caused by animals trying to break away.
150 is a sizable amount. We could be looking at a Bovine insurgency. Or perhaps like the Mossad trained shark, the cows were put up to it by the Jews.
This is not the first case of Islamophobic animal resistance. It began with the sheep.
An Egyptian sheep destined for sacrificial slaughter forestalled its owner’s plans by pushing him to his death from a three-story building in Alexandria, police said today.
They said Waheeb Hamoudah, 56, who worked in the police tax evasion department, had been feeding the sheep he had tethered on the rooftop when it butted him.
Neighbors found Hamoudah lying bleeding and concussed on the ground below, with several broken bones, on Monday. He died soon after reaching the hospital.
Hamoudah had been fattening the sheep for the past six weeks and planned to kill it for Eid al-Adha, the Muslim feast of sacrifice, in early March.
Clearly the sheep knew what was coming. There is even evidence that some Islamophobic sheep are learning to use guns.
An Egyptian Bedouin shepherd was shot in the chest and killed on Thursday when one of his flock jogged his loaded shotgun as he slept. The accident occurred in the northern coastal governorate of Marsa Matrouh. Other Bedouins found the body of 20-year-old Mokhtar Fadl and took it to the hospital. Police seized the gun, which was not licensed.
If even the sheep are rising up, what excuse does Europe have?