Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

January 15, 2016

Starvation is infidel

Filed under: Syria — louisproyect @ 2:34 pm

NY Times, Jan. 14, 2016

In Syrian Town Cut Off From the World, Glimpses of Deprivation

“We don’t eat in the morning. We save the food until evening,” he explained. By food, he referred mainly to water, spices and sometimes grass. “But nowadays there is no more grass,” Hamoudi lamented. “The whole area is covered with snow, and some of the grass is bitter.”

When a donkey was slaughtered, he took home a few ounces of meat, though eating it is prohibited by Islam.

“Starvation is infidel,” he explained. “There is no more halal and haram,” he added, referring to religiously permitted and prohibited foods. “We’re eating everything.”


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1 Comment »

  1. Religion goes out of the window when you are hungry

    Comment by Atheist — December 20, 2016 @ 2:08 pm


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