Justin Vela

The Beginning of Bayram in Istanbul…

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ISTANBUL-  There was enough blood and animal innards spread across a parking lit in the Kasimpasa district of Istanbul Tuesday afternoon to make even the staunchest meat lover consider vegetarianism.

The slaughtering of lambs in Istanbul, Turkey for the Eid al-Adha holiday.

I’ve got an article out on the start of the holiday, published by AOL News.

Charity toward the poor is common in Muslim countries and one of the five principal tenets of Islam. Turkey is extending this charity further with individuals making donations of meat to impoverished people in other Muslim countries, part of the country’s increasingly far-ranging foreign policy. Organizations such as Cansuyu even let Turks avoid the messy sacrificing and allow them to pay for meat to be given to Muslim families across the world.

Click here to read the full article

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Written by Justin Vela

November 16, 2010 at 8:16 pm

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