Sunday, December 31, 2006

Eid holiday racks up 1,000+ victims in Turkey alone

Islam - the religion of edged weapon incompetence ;->

Over a thousand Turks spent the first day of the Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha in emergency wards on Sunday after stabbing themselves or suffering other injuries while sacrificing startled animals.

At least 1,413 people - referred to as "amateur butchers" by the Turkish media - were treated at hospitals across the country, most suffering cuts to their hands and legs, the Anatolia news agency reported[...]

1 comment:

BostonMaggie said...

This story almost makes up for the fact that there was no stampede in Saudi Arabia this year. It seems the government there made all kinds of improvements to the area where the stoning takes place. They also encouraged people to stone all day as opposed to before noon as hardline clerics say it should be. The result, one heart attack.