Particularly jarring was said to be the sight of families, including infants, wading into the flood in celebratory “Eid day” moods.
Is anyone else as grossed out as we are with this? Eid brings the horrific slaughter of thousands of animals in the streets. Combine the blood with a flood and you have rivers of blood. You’d think the people would be horrified but they wade into the blood. Oy!
We just reported on ISIS celebrating Eid by putting prisoners on meat hooks and slashing them…It doesn’t get any more horrific than that but to wade in blood and animal parts is disgusting!
Animal sacrifices as part of the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha have combined with rain in Dhaka to form rivers of blood in the streets of the Bangladeshi capital.
Poor drainage in the city makes flooding a regular fact of Dhaka life. But the problem is rarely illustrated as vividly as it was on Tuesday, after thousands of sheep, goats and cows were slaughtered.
One of the two holiest events in the Muslim calendar, Eid al-Adha commemorates the willingness of the prophet Abraham to sacrifice his son at God’s request.
Authorities in Dhaka said they had established hundreds of designated sacrifice spots in the run-up to the festival to make it easier to clean away blood and animal carcasses.
But local media said most residents eschewed the special areas, preferring to make sacrifices in their garages or on the streets outside their homes.
The result was a nightmarish blending of blood and water that filled streets and narrow lanes across Dhaka from Tuesday morning.
Read more: The Guardian