Eid al-Adha is a Muslim holiday honoring, for some reason, how Abraham was willing to kill his son Isaac because God told him to. The Feast of the Sacrifice, as it’s known, literally involves the slaughter of animals:
Egyptian poet Fatima Naoot finds that horrific and said as much on Facebook:
“Millions of innocent creatures will be driven to the most horrible massacre committed by humans for ten-and-a-half centuries,” she said. “A massacre which is repeated every year because of the nightmare of a righteous man about his good son.”
She’s right, of course. It’s a disturbing ritual that honors a terrifying story.