Islamic animal sacrifice goes high-tech

Warning: This is not from The Onion. Are you a devout Muslim worried about completing your Eid al-Adha animal sacrifice?  Are you tired of fighting the crowds to get that goat or lamb you’ve had your eye on since the hajj started?  Tired of cleaning up all the blood and guts while your family impatiently waits to prepare the meal? Well, fear no more.  The Islamic Development Bank, based in the Red Sea city of Jeddah, takes all the worry out of your animal sacrifice needs by offering the electronic coupon animal sacrifice system.  Thanks to the bank’s new technology and SMS messaging, Muslims are now able to make their sacrifice without getting blood on their hands.  Pilgrims around the world now have the option of using computer-generated coupons to order an animal sacrifice on the holidays marking the end of the hajj. C’mon, Lamb Chop, my iPhone says you’re next. Rabie Saleh, a Sudanese in line at a Saudi post...(Read Full Post)