Please take note. What I am about to write about may be too much for those with a heart, or with a sensitive manner. It may insult some people, and it may boil some peoples’ blood to the point that I will receive many personal messages, comments and threats. Please let me assure you, that by writing this post, I am not intending to insult anyone. I am simply writing my thoughts and feelings, as with every other post I make.
Once upon a time, on a facebook not too far away from you, I saw a status update from a friend of mine. It read, “Why would facebook allow sick twisted people to post videos of muslims slaughtering kamels infront of children !!!” There was more to it, but this is my focus.
The next post down from this stated “**** has commented on a video”. It was the same friend, and indeed, he had commented on a video to which my stomach immediately knotted. It had a thumbnail of a camel, lying in a pool of blood. It seemed like it was some form of hoax. Surely that’s not blood? Surely this is one of those posts to simply get a raise out of you..? Surely all that red liquid is some form of water, simply dyed red..?
I read some of the comments. There was the comment from my friend. It simply stated how disgusting the video was. The majority of the other comments were in Dutch. I clicked the ‘see translation’ on a few of them, and not one mentioned about the video. It was just insulting those with the Islamic faith. Nothing was said about the camel. I thought my friend had got the wrong end of the stick. Maybe he just jumped to a conclusion, without watching the video…
I clicked play.
There was a camel on a leash. One of its’ four legs had been tied up from the knee. About 10 seconds in to the video, someone came out with a large blade and plunged it in to the throat of the camel. Blood instantly started to gush out… It was like a violent waterfall…
I couldn’t watch any more. The 10 seconds of the 6.32 minute video was too much for me. I felt sick. I actually feel sick now, and I watched it about 4 hours ago. That poor camel. Those poor kids who were stood around in the circle… Why were they smiling? Some of them were laughing…
I don’t understand.
Shaking, I clicked on the ‘report this video’. Couldn’t do it. I tried again… It still wouldn’t work. What’s going on? I immediately went over to Twitter, and typed in “Facebook”. There must have been a problem with the servers, as this error seemed international. I shot straight back to facebook… Clicked the report button again… It allowed me to get to the end of the report, and when I clicked “send”, it said it could not be sent. There was an error.
I couldn’t cope with the video being on my newsfeed, so I blocked the page instead. At least it allowed me to do that.
Why? That’s all I can think.