Stop The Presses! For The First (And Presumably Last) Time EVUH…

…I tip my cap to PETA

BHOPAL: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ (Peta) first shot at religious activism — a call to Muslims to observe a vegetarian Eid this October — has misfired. It met with violent protests here on Monday.
One policeman was injured and a Peta volunteer roughed up by protestors, which included women, and later whisked away by Bhopal police.

Peta woman volunteer “Benazir Suraiya” attempted to make an appeal to Muslims to go vegetarian at the legendary Taj-ul-Masajid, said to be one of Asia’s largest mosques.

Camouflaged in a green hijab, to highlight the importance of vegetarianism, she walked towards the mosque gates with a couple of PETA volunteers holding a placard in Urdu and English which read: “Make Eid Happy for All. Try Vegan”.

It went about as well as you might expect.

But I do give them Big Credibility Points for trying.

5 Responses to “Stop The Presses! For The First (And Presumably Last) Time EVUH…”

  1. Syd B. says:

    I was rooting for the Indians.

  2. Dr Alice says:

    If I recall correctly, the traditional version of Eid involves each family slaughtering a lamb or a kid. So I can see their point. And as you put it, Bingley, at least they tried.

  3. aelfheld says:

    Here’s a compromise – let the Muzzies eat a vegetarian.

  4. Kate P says:

    The green hijab was a nice touch but maybe she should’ve been in a sheep or goat costume.

  5. Michael Lonie says:

    Don’t y0u think thzt would have been inciting ravishment? I mean, these were Muslims after all.

    Why couldn’t they just laugh at the PETA people and hurl jibes at them? Why do Muslims (it seems) react violently to the least little thing?

    ROPMA indeed.

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