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Muslim Men Illegally Slaughtered British Sheep as SACRIFICE for Islamic Festival

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FOUR Muslim men have pleaded guilty to illegally slaughtering sheep after they killed the animals without stunning them as part of an Islamic tradition.


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Gillian M (11)
Sunday July 26, 2015, 10:45 am
FOUR Muslim men have pleaded guilty to illegally slaughtering sheep after they killed the animals without stunning them as part of an Islamic tradition.

Inspectors found headless carcasses, meat, knives and a table inside the boot of a car after paying a random visit to Llechrydau Farm on the Wrexham/Shropshire border.

The animals had been tied up and slaughtered in October last year so the men could eat them as part of a Muslim festival.

The inspectors turned up on the day before Eid al-Adha – the Islamic festival of sacrifice.

Cumalia Acun, 32, Fatti Acun, 26, Ismail Arslan, 24, and Hadyar Ayhan, 28, pleaded guilty to nine charges at court on Wednesday.

They claimed to be unaware their actions were illegal – but a judge fined them hundreds of pounds.

Prosecutor Louise Edwards said inspectors turned up at the farm after receiving an anonymous tip-off about illegal slaughtering.

She said: "They maintained that they did not know it was illegal as it was something they would do in their own country.”

Defence lawyer Aimee Phoenix said the Turkish men were “sorry and upset" that they were in court.

She added: “None of these men were aware of the legislation surrounding the slaughter of these animals.

"Had they known they would have played no part in this at all.”

Kebab shop owner Cumalia Acun was fined £590 after admitting two charges of killing an animal without prior stunning and two of restraining an animal in an inappropriate manner prior to it being killed. He was also ordered to pay £230 in costs.

Fatti Acun was fined £430 after pleading guilty to one of each of the same charges and had to pay an additional £222 in costs.

Facing the same charges, Ayhan was fined £160 with £220 costs.

Meanwhile Arslan, who has now moved to Doncaster, admitted restraining an animal in an inappropriate manner prior to it being killed and was fined £75 with £220 costs.


Gillian M (11)
Sunday July 26, 2015, 10:47 am
And what would have happened to any one of us who broke the law in a Muslim controlled country? These barbarians got off far too easily.

And as for Ishmael being slaughtered, it is a clear corruption of the story from the Torah. Ishmael was a servant to Abraham and he was left at the bottom of the mountain whilst Abraham went up it with Isaac. God had said to Abraham, "Take your son, YOUR ONLY SON......" So, where does Ishmael come into the story other than a corruption to try to make Abraham part of Islam. No, he wasn't.

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 26, 2015, 2:09 pm
Breaks my heart--the slaughter is doe in the most horrific fashion possible.

Maggie D (69)
Sunday July 26, 2015, 2:11 pm
So true Penny, in a Muslim country the penalty would have been much more severe. And the old, "Gosh, I didn't know it was illegal" defense doesn't hold water. They live in England. It is their responsibility to know British law. None of the charges even mentioned animal cruelty. The British keep treating Muslims with kid gloves.

Billie C (2)
Sunday July 26, 2015, 10:22 pm
can't upset muslims they might blow something up. kill them the same way they killed those sheep.
who's sheep were they anyway? did they just pick some on some farm? isn't that stealing?

donna m (97)
Monday July 27, 2015, 12:37 am
thanks for sharing

donna m (97)
Monday July 27, 2015, 12:38 am

Shil O (0)
Monday July 27, 2015, 1:09 am
Now now people,Don't be too hard on these cultural enablers,they are a valuable asset to society --- after all without them we might become complacent about the difference between good and evil

Past Member (0)
Monday July 27, 2015, 2:17 am
Thank you!

Kamia T (89)
Monday July 27, 2015, 6:04 pm
Wow. Totally violate every humane consideration, and they basically got a slap on the wrist. That's why those of that religion are now acting like they can get away with just about anything.

Hilary S (65)
Tuesday July 28, 2015, 1:24 am
halal slaughter is anything but humane. but then these days i haven't noticed being humane as a priority of islam.

Gillian M (11)
Tuesday July 28, 2015, 11:00 am
Billie, I do know that last year English farmers complained of sheep rustling so these probably were. Muslims wouldn't pay for anything, they regard it as jizyya or money paid to Muslims as a right.
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