October 15, 2013
Between one and a half million to two million Muslims in Spain celebrated Tuesday the Eid Al – Adha or Feast of Sacrifice.
According to Manuel Escudero , the vice-president of the Islamic Council in Spain, ” the economic crisis will affect this celebration . There are families that are are experiencing great difficulties “, he said .
Another issue of major concern to the Spanish Muslims in this data is to have the flexibility from their employers to miss a work day in order to participate in the celebration of Eid Al-Adha.
Aiman Mazyek, representative of the council of Muslims in Germany has proposed the inclusion of two holidays into the public calendar, one holiday for Eid Al-Adha (sacrifice) and one holiday for Ramadan. The integration of Muslims in Germany would be strengthened through the recognition of Islamic holidays. These holidays would be useful to the entire German society, as Muslims could step in and replace their non-Muslim colleagues during other public holidays.
Conservative politicians such as Wolfgang Bosbach (CDU) disagree with the proposal, since Germany would not have an Islamic tradition.
A study of experts, released by the Robert Bosch Foundation has confirmed the claim of Muslims for being treated unequal.
26 October 2012
The Government of Ceuta presided by Juan Vivas (Partido Popular) has prepared a special device for the Muslim Sacrifice (Eid Al Adha), celebrated on Friday, including the installation of 16 tents in almost all the districts of the periphery . The tents served the more than 400.000 Muslim citizens of Ceuta; and 5.000 animals where slaughtered there according to the Public health authorities.
French screen icon Brigitte Bardot was convicted and fined in Paris on June 3 for inciting discrimination and racial hatred toward the country’s Muslim population. This is her fifth conviction on similar charges in 11 years. Bardot was fined 15,000 Euros for her letter to then-interior minister Nicolas Sarkozy stating, I’ve had enough of being led by the nose by this whole population which is destroying us, (and) destroying our country by imposing their ways. Now a self-proclaimed animal rights activist, Bardot, 73, is particularly critical of the slaughter of sheep duing _Eid Al-Adha, an important religious festival in the Islamic calendar.