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Old 08-03-2007, 09:45 AM
 
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we all know that muslims HATE pigs and other animals of that species. but has anyone ever wondered why that is. it seems very irrational, its just a animal after all (granted not the prettiest )

just wondering if anyone knew the roots of this islamic hatred and fear of piggys
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Old 08-03-2007, 09:56 AM
 
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I don't think it's exactly hatred of pigs. They most likely inherited some of the dietary habits of the Jews in that region. They all developed about the same time.

Pork spoils very quickly in the heat. You can get very very ill from eating tainted pork. The dietary habits over generations developed to describe Pigs as "dirty." It's easy just to say, "don't eat it. it's dirty," than to try to explain germs and bacteria when you don't even know what they are.

Beef and similar animals will dry out in the heat and isn't as dangerous. Why?? I have no idea.
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Old 08-03-2007, 09:58 AM
 
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we all know that muslims HATE pigs and other animals of that species. but has anyone ever wondered why that is. it seems very irrational, its just a animal after all (granted not the prettiest )

just wondering if anyone knew the roots of this islamic hatred and fear of piggys
They share this dislike with Jews as well. Both are descendants of Abraham and God told them the animal was considered unclean. Here is a link on the Kashrut, the Jewish book of dietary laws.
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Old 08-03-2007, 11:21 AM
 
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Knowing a few muslims I have asked this a few times, what they tell me is what jeffncandace said that they are considered unclean, they dont eat pork because when the pig is killed not all the blood can be drained in the way muslims sacrifice, this is what ive been told not sure how much truth there is to it though.
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Old 08-03-2007, 12:34 PM
 
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I had some good Muslim friends when I was in high school. They were all college guys here in the states...getting an education and going back home. I found it HYSTERICAL when we would go out. They would go out for PIZZA at LEAST 4-5 times a week!
Now you wouldn't catch them eating pork chops or even sausage...ya know, the whole pork thing. Finally, once I felt comfortable enough with them to "enlighten" them a bit, I explained to them what PEPPERONI is made of (as well as the bacon) on their Meat Lovers pizza .
So here they were, ordering pizza NO SAUSAGE, because it's pork, yet they had NO IDEA that the pizza had bacon on it, nor did they know that pepperoni has pork in it!
They were a bit shocked, and it was all in good fun...

BTW, they still ate pepperoni on their pizza anyway
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Old 08-03-2007, 12:49 PM
 
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I had some good Muslim friends when I was in high school. They were all college guys here in the states...getting an education and going back home. I found it HYSTERICAL when we would go out. They would go out for PIZZA at LEAST 4-5 times a week!
Now you wouldn't catch them eating pork chops or even sausage...ya know, the whole pork thing. Finally, once I felt comfortable enough with them to "enlighten" them a bit, I explained to them what PEPPERONI is made of (as well as the bacon) on their Meat Lovers pizza .
So here they were, ordering pizza NO SAUSAGE, because it's pork, yet they had NO IDEA that the pizza had bacon on it, nor did they know that pepperoni has pork in it!
They were a bit shocked, and it was all in good fun...

BTW, they still ate pepperoni on their pizza anyway

That is too funny.
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Old 03-03-2008, 03:44 PM
 
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you are so not cool because I am a muslims we donot eat pork because we think the people donot clean the pigs. OK!


please send back !!!!!!



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Old 03-03-2008, 03:59 PM
 
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thank you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-03-2008, 05:03 PM
 
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i did not get any of that last bit...
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Old 03-03-2008, 05:10 PM
 
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you are so not cool because I am a muslims we donot eat pork because we think the people donot clean the pigs. OK!


please send back !!!!!!



by alex and cody
Not so, you don't eat pigs because of the Mosaic law. Pigs are representative of traits that are weak.
They love you when you feed them, and stomp you when full. Their attitude is based in give me, not in peace, as a lamb....
The point of the Mosaic law on food and animals is that a man would not behave or take on the traits of the example they set.

If it were based of hygiene give em a bath....

When in Saudi at the open market, i saw the dirtiest conditions in their meat markets. Camels are not clean either. Nor were the goats...

godspeed,

freedom
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