Muslim cleric killed by a cow he was about to sacrifice to Allah

Muslim cleric killed by a cow he was about to sacrifice to Allah August 18, 2019

QURBANI or Udhiyah as it known in Arabic, is the word that describes the barbaric sacrifice of an animal to Allah during the period of Eid ul Adha.

A cow being prepared for ritual slaughter. Image via YouTube.

But the ritual went horribly wrong for a Muslim cleric in East Java when he was struck by a “big, fierce” cow which had broken free from its tethers.

The cleric, named only Sureki, 64, died on Wednesday evening at Ngudi Waluyo Hospital after lying in a coma for three days.

Sureki  was to take part in the slaughtering of four sacrificial cattle and 17 goats as part of a ritual for the Islamic Day of Sacrifice.

A witness, Farhan, said:

The cow suddenly ran toward him and struck [Sureki’s] chin with its head.

Sureki fell and struck the back of his head on the pavement of the mosque yard.

The cleric was the head of the Selopuro chapter of Nahdlatul Ulama, the country’s largest Islamic organisation.

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  • Raging Bee

    I guess the Muslim establishment will take it as proof that Javanese Muslims are divergent heretics.

  • Cozmo the Magician

    Is the cow ok? Religious nuts have hard heads.

  • Jim Jones

    Take that, beatch!

  • John Thunderer

    Initially, I thought this was a spoof article but – having followed the hyperlink for Qurbani above – it seems this practice does take place.
    How sick is that? No wonder these people are all ruled by a medieval mindset.
    Mind you, Jewish religious practices are also very similar.
    At least the Christians have left this kind of medieval barbarity behind.
    Haven’t they?

  • carolyntclark

    three cheers for the cow.

  • Neal Allen Stone

    No, they just sacrifice their own families to religion.

  • Zeta

    “Over 35,000 amateur butchers hurt during Eid”

    Over 35,000 people had to go to emergency rooms across Turkey after being injured during animal sacrifices during the four-day holiday, which ended on Aug. 14, according to Health Ministry figures.

  • John Thunderer

    You couldn’t make this kind of stupidity up, could you?
    When will these medieval retards stop doing this?

  • Matt G

    Stand Your Ground!!

  • Raymond Metcalfe

    My vegan girl friend will think this is wonderful one up for the persecuted animals. I wonder how long before some nut job cleric will claim the cow was gay/ Christian or an atheist or belongs to the wrong brand of muslim

  • Sophotroph

    After centuries of slaughter, one cow has had enough. This summer, will you be ready for Udder Chaos!?

  • Score one point for the cows and the animal kingdom.

  • gedediah

    As a non-religious animal lover….. I’ll leave it there.

  • democommiescrazierbrother

    Fuqq with the cow, you get the headbump!

  • rubaxter

    How many people are killed in the US every year in hunting related accidents, including the ‘off season’ issues with gun deaths in the family, animal baiting trips, etc.

    There are still FAR too many ‘Muricans who think a good day’s recreation, for weeks to months on end, is spent KILLING THINGS, and that the day isn’t complete without at least one kind if ‘animal killing season’ being here. You could stretch that to the HUGE amount of time spent catching and killing fish and other water life, apart from land animals and birds of every kind.

    I have co-workers who will stay up past midnight during the work week to go ‘co&#8203on huntin’ for recreation, not for ‘pest control’, which REALLY makes me certain I’m gonna get a lot done in the field that next day.

    This is another reason there are such issues with gun control in the US. There is a HUGE blood sport industry that will always be around for ‘assault gun’ manufacturer to abuse even if you get a good ban on ‘assault guns’. Ruger has at least one very mediocre, almost cr&#8203ap model on offer because it falls between ‘assault rifle’ and actual huntin’ gun; it has the workings of the former military-issue M-1 Garand, but it flew under the last ‘assault rifle ban’ because of other features.

    These are the same goobers who don’t know their Bibble, but wouldn’t get caught in the house in deer slaughtering season or the like reading a book, cuz Sis&#8203sies.

  • rubaxter

    It’s amazing what lengths people will go to in the quest for ‘luxury’ or ‘religious’ meat.

    The settlers in Greenland from the Viking era raised stunted ‘cattle’ so the clergy and other ‘important people’ could have beef as a status symbol, and prolly died out while the native hunter survived because they refused to eat seal and the like.

    I’m not vegetarian/vegan, I can’t stand the theology they preach, but I find very little reason to eat slabs of MEAT like co-workers continually boast about and salivate over. It’s mostly status and ingrained attitude with them. I’ll take Chinese cuisine ANY day over the troglodyte-fare they prefer.

  • Erik1986

    So….do Indian Muslims not make these sacrifices, or do it in private where no one else an see, or ? Because I would think killing a cow in India would be a major issue.

  • Jim Ruwaldt

    Is everyone who commented here a vegetarian? I didn’t see anything particularly barbaric about the ritual. Are they required to torture the animals prior to sacrificing them? The meat is distributed among the community, many of whom probably have limited amounts of food. In any case, if you aren’t a vegetarian, you really don’t have any business attacking people who ritually sacrifice animals in a humane way or people who hunt. Whether you do the killing or a professional butcher or slaughterhouse operator does, you still end up with a dead animal before you get your steaks or hamburgers.

  • rationalobservations?

    India is predominantly Hindu. The “sacred” cows are protected and are said to be inhabited by some 3,000,000 gods and goddesses.
    Are you thinking of Pakistan where nearly all the Muslims now live after India was partitioned after Britain relinquished rule?,

  • John Thunderer

    Muslims in India do butcher cows but the rise of Hindu extremism has seen such butchers come under attack by Hindu extremists.
    In some cases, Muslim butchers have actually been murdered by Hindu extremists.
    Religious beliefs – in this case – really can end up costing human lives.

  • Erik1986

    Though I should have known, considering the various reports re Pakistani Muslims, I didn’t realize that most Indian Muslims being in/going to Pakistan was an effect (affect? Dang I usually don’t have a problem with that…) of the partition.

  • LeslieFish

    Er, Chinese cuisine also includes beef, pork, chicken, fish, and any other meat the Chinese could ever get hold of.

  • rationalobservations?

    Millions died during the process of partition and the raw hatred between India and Pakistan remains today.

  • Jim Ruwaldt

    Yes, I’ve heard about that practice. However, the articles didn’t clarify that. They just made it sound like killing animals is by nature cruel, as if most people didn’t eat meat.

  • snarkydawg .

    : ” something went horrible wrong ” ….lol , no something went wonderfully right . except they probably really made that poor animal suffer for what it did .

  • snarkydawg .

    lol . maybe allal excepts that some of his followers are going to be hurt in this effort to please him .

  • snarkydawg .

    lol . good answer

  • Matt Fitt

    As he said, he’s not vegetarian. He compared Chinese cuisine to slabs of meat.

    When is the last time you went to a Chinese restaurant and ordered a steak?

  • Matt Fitt

    Cows with Guns. It’s funny, even if you’re not a vegetarian. I promise.

  • Lurker111

    Hindus cheer. 🙂

  • Lurker111

    OMG. Years ago there was a crude video of a cow uprising. Complete with music. I’ll try to find it.
    Found it!

  • Freethinker

    But the ritual went horribly wrong…

    Actually the ritual went extremely right. The cow got revenge and the world has one less Muslim cleric.