By Sami Zaatari
There are several Christians who like to argue that Islam and the prophet Muhammad are evil or abusive towards animals. For instance they claim halal is barbaric! And that the prophet’s ruling to kill certain dangerous dogs is mean and cruel.
Now what about the Bible?
Let us start with Jesus, since Christians always say JESUS is their example. We read Mark chapter 5 verses 9-13:
9 And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many. 10 And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country. 11 Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding. 12 And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them. 13 And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.
So we see here Jesus approaches a man who is possessed by several evil demons. Now the demons asked Jesus to send them into the PIGS, and Jesus obliges, sending them all into the pigs who eventually run into the sea and all died, and note the Gospel says there were about 2000 of them! So Jesus allows 2000 harmless pigs to simply die! Why couldn’t Jesus simply cast these evil demons out of the human and send them away? Why send them into harmless pigs?!
Now we all know pigs are very dirty and unclean animals, but that doesn’t mean you have a right to simply kill them for no reason.
Animal abuse doesn’t simply start in the New Testament, but it is all over the Old Testament!
1 Samuel 15:3
3 Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy [a] everything that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys.’ ”
Why kill the harmless animals?!
16 Slaughter it and take the blood and sprinkle it against the altar on all sides. 17 Cut the ram into pieces and wash the inner parts and the legs, putting them with the head and the other pieces. 18 Then burn the entire ram on the altar. It is a burnt offering to the LORD, a pleasing aroma, an offering made to the LORD by fire.
Perhaps this is the origin of cattle mutilations? Perhaps this is the earliest recorded document of cattle mutilation!
We could quote many more verses but these should do. This merely exposes the deceit, double standards, and hypocrisy of Christians.
And Allah Knows Best!