Shia Muslim Religion in Practice

. Wednesday, August 27

Syed Mustafa Zaidi was found guilty of child cruelty in a British court today for forcing two boys age 13 and 15 to beat themselves with a "zanjeer zani" with 5 curved blades. The self-flagellation happened during a religious ceremony dedicated to a Shia Muslim spiritual leader.

I can't think of anything to say about this. I'm speechless. And absolutely horrified.


Marie said...

I try to respect other people's religious views, but this just looks really painful!

Theresa Komor said...

Me too, but this goes beyond anything I would consider sane. In the end, I find it very difficult to respect any school of thought that has no respect for life itself.