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Egyptian Writer Given 3 Years Jail for Criticizing Egyptian Sheep Murder

by Nonviolent Shepherd Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at 9:03 AM

Egyptian writer Faitma Naoot sentenced to three years in prison for criticizing Egyptian sheep slaughter on Facebook.

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Egyptian writer Faitma Naoot sentenced to three years in prison for criticizing Egyptian sheep slaughter on Facebook.

"Fatima Naoot, an Egyptian secular writer, has been sentenced to three years in prison after being found guilty of insulting Islam. The charges related to an October 2015 Facebook post which decried the tradition of slaughtering sheep on Eid al-Adha as the “greatest massacre committed by human beings.” She was also ordered to pay a fine of 5."

Please protest: Site for Egyptian embassies around world

Growing Number Of Muslim Vegetarians

Muslims believe that Allah is All Merciful. There is growing awareness of meat and fish related diseases, the very low acreage yield from raising animals for slaughter, energy waste, animal agony.


A growing number of Muslims are giving up mammal meat or

all animal and fish flesh.

Bawa Muhaiyaddeen

Muslim vegetarians

The Druze are Muslim vegetarians of Lebanon. One wellknown vegan Druze is Casey


The Saint of Shirdi who left his body in 1918 is revered by Muslims and nonMuslims

is an online book

about the Saint of Shirdi


Vegetarians of all religions in some ways have more in common

with each other than with nonvegetarians of their faith.

Whether for purity of diet, compassion toward animals, creation

of greater food yield per acre, environmental protection, health,

esthetics, energy conservation, religious beliefs or other, there are

a growing number of vegetarian adherents in all faiths and ethical systems, while no faith

has enough.

Forgive poster’s ignorance if anything herein gives offense




by Al_Hafiz B. A. Masri, Athene Trust, 3A Charles St.

petersfield, Hampshire, England

“There is no man who kills a sparrow or anything smaller without its

deserving it but God will question him about it. He who takes pity on

a sparrow and spares its life, Allah will be merciful

on him on the Day of Judgment.”

“The Holy Prophet Muhammad was asked by his companions if kindness to

animals was rewarded in the life hereafter. He replied

‘Yes there is meritorious reward for kindness to

every living creature’.”


The Holy Prophet once passed by a camel who was so emaciated

that his belly had shrunk to his back. He said to the owner

of the camel ‘Fear God in these dumb animals and ride them only when

they are fit to be ridden, free them from work while

they are still in good health.’

‘Whoever is kind to the lesser creatures is kind to himself’.

Prophet Muhammad

“There is not an animal on the earth nor a flying creature flying

on two sings but they are peoples like unto you.” Koran surah 6 verse


“but to hunt … is forbidden you, so long as ye are on the

pilgrimage. Be mindful of your duty to Allah, unto Whom you will all

be gathered.”

Koran surah 5 verse 96

“The Prophet told his companions of a woman who would be sent to hell

for having locked up a cat, not feeding her, not even

releasing her so that he could feed herself”

“The Prophet told his companions of a serf who was blessed by Allah

for saving the life of a dog by giving him water to drink and

quenching his thirst.

The Prophet was asked if acts of charity to animals were regarded

by God. He replied: “Yes there is a reward for acts of charity to

every beast alive.”

The Prophet was seen wiping the face of his horse with his gown

(jullabiyah). When asked why he was doing that, he replied:

“Last night I had a reprimand from Allah regarding my horse for

having neglected him.”

(Elsewhere Mohammed is recorded as having seen a cat

sleeping on his cloak. He cut away only that part of the cloak

the cat was not on for himself.


Investigating Halal Meat

Facts about the source of some “halal” meat.

The recent discovery of mad cow disease in United States cattle has

prompted many Muslims to question the halal status of their meat.

According to a recent report, halal meat is still susceptible to mad

cow disease.

Please click on the following links to learn about the vulnerability

of the halal food supply and to discover the best ways to protect

yourself and your family from mad cow disease. We recommend adopting

a halal diet free of meat and other animal products, as have many

Muslims familiar with the issue of mad cow disease.

Mad Cow: It Is Time to Be Natural and Organic

How to Survive the Food Madness

All the meat produced and exported from India is advertised and sold

as “halal.” However, when representatives from People for the Ethical

Treatment of Animals (PETA), along with a documentary crew, observed

the loading and unloading, transport, and slaughter of cows and

buffaloes used for meat in India, they found that most meat produced

under current standards is not halal, but is instead “haram,” and

therefore should be avoided by all conscientious Muslims.

The report below describes the findings of the delegation and offers

simple suggestions that may be implemented to alleviate the

unnecessary suffering of cattle killed for food.


Jesus is the messenger of Allah. Jesus’ message is peace.



F M Esfandiary

The Lamb

The Persian author F M Esfandiary, from the book

The Day of Sacrifice:


When the butcher finished sharpening his knives, my

2 cousins helped him untie the lamb from the tree and lead her to a

spot near the pond. As if sensing danger the lamb stood still,

refusing to budge. Unable to push or drag the lamb, the men tried to

carry her. But the lamb, visibly filled with fright, kicked and

struggled. Putting aside his knives, the butcher skillfully subdued

the animal and carried her to the pond. The cousins kept the lamb

down by firmly pinning her limbs. As was the custom the butcher

forced open her mouth and poured some water into it.

The lamb’s eyes were filled with terror as she strained and

struggled to free herself. Cautioning my cousins not to release the

animal’s limbs, the butcher picked up his sharpest butcher knife and

holding back the lamb’s struggling head, began to cut

her throat.

Wailing and bleating the lamb struggled to get away. Her eyes,

soft and innocent, now rolled and rolled, full of terror. As the

relentless knife cut deeper the weeping of the lamb became more

and more agonized. The blood spurted out in every direction

as her head slowly sagged. Then soft wool was quickly covered

with blood. Her eyes closed, then opened again, and remained

misty and lifeless. Her limbs no longer had to be held. The

butcher continued to cut the gory throat til her head

was severed from her body.


F.M. Esfandiary

FM-2030, a noted author, lecturer and consultant to business and

industry died on July 8, 2000. FM was born with a conventional name

but changed both his first and last names to reflect his beliefs and

his confidence in the future. As he explains, “conventional names

define a person’s past: ancestry, ethnicity, nationality, religion. I

am not who I was ten years ago and certainly not who I will be in

twenty years. The name 2030 reflects my conviction that the years

around 2030 will be a magical time- In 2030 we will be ageless and

everyone will have an excellent chance to live forever. 2030 is a

dream and a goal.”

His childhood was spent in consulates, embassies and government

outposts around the world. He was equally at home in London, New

York, Miami, Jerusalem, Damascus and Los Angeles. His formal

education began in an Iranian primary school, continued in an English

school, a French Jesuit school in Jerusalem, and a term in a girl’s

convent school in Lebanon where he was the only boy. In the late 40s

after attending schools in Europe he went to the United States and

attended Berkeley, then U.C.L.A. He came to London in 1948 as a

member of the Iranian team at the Olympic Games. FM served at the

United Nations on the Conciliation Commission for Palestine, later

leaving to devote his time to writing.

Day of Sacrifice, FM’s first novel, was selected by the New York

Herald Tribune as one of the best novels of 1959. It has been

translated into eleven languages and is on the required reading list

of the U.S. State Department. In an interview with FM the writer

noted: “-But there is a difference between Esfandiary and Camus. The

latter is essentially a pessimist. It is the human condition that is

absurd. Esfandiary is an optimist. He has hope, because he has a deep

faith in man. He is convinced that technological progress, the

contact of cultures, etc-. will free man from his present miseries.

Given time, man will even deliver himself from his supreme tragedy —

death. Man can be made perfect.”

FM moved from writing novels to writing non-fiction, changing his

name along the way, and dealing with the human condition and the

central themes which engaged him throughout his life.

FM appeared many times on network programs such as : The Today Show,

Good Morning America, Live with Larry King, Future Watch, Not for

Women Only and many others.

His views and forecasts were both provocative and visionary and

uncannily right on the mark. At the time he made his forecasts both

in his books and in the media they were controversial and viewed as

impossible. Now we take many of them for granted. Just an example of

some of his forecasts: in the 1970s and 1980s as everyone was

concerned with the weapons race and security, FM’s projections showed

the reasons for the de-acceleration of the arms race; as early as the

1970s he anticipated the breakdown of communism; while the Club de

Rome and others made dire predictions, worrying about and raising

alarms regarding scarcity of energy, resources, food and water, FM in

an article published in The New York Times wrote about the Age of

Abundance; in the early 70s he carried out and anticipated our

current dress down mode; his book “Telespheres” anticipated

telemedicine, teleducation, telebanking, etc.; as early as 1974 he

was lecturing and writing articles about physical longevity and the

possibility of physical immortality.

Alvin Toeffler, a friend and colleague of FM’s since the early 1960s,

says about FM: “He is gutsy and truly a visionary-One doesn’t have to

agree with everything he says to be refreshed by it.”

E-Reads books by F.M. Esfandiary

(Mr Esfandiary was a vegetarian)


Muslim Vegetarians

Vegetarian Muslims need venues and ways to network with one another.

This is one such venue.

E-Mail:">Muslim-Vegetarians-owner [at]


Video of animal abuse in Egypt


Casey Kasem, American music host, was a vegan Druze. The Druze are a Muslim vegetarian group.

Bawa Muhaiyaddeen was a Muslim vegetarian spiritual leader.

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