Published: 2017-09-04 12:16
Last Updated: 2017-09-04 12:44
Many Muslims would have sacrificed a sheep this Eid Al-Adha, the festival of the sacrifice.
However, one Jordanian man took it upon himself to sacrifice a camel in memory of the late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.
Hussein was executed at an Iraqi-American military base in Baghdad on 30 December, 2006.
Social media users circulated a photo of a Ramtha resident posing next to a camel with the words “the glorious Saddam Hussein” written on it.
The camel’s meat was distributed to poor and impoverished families in the area, according to the same SM users.
In a Facebook post, the sacrificer said that he killed the camel following Eid prayers, and that he did it to show his appreciation for Hussein’s great service to his people, reported Albawaba Arabic.
While some might get the hump at the idea of honoring Hussein, others appreciate the gesture.
According to the sacrificer, Jordanians have become accustomed to seeing camels killed in memory of Saddam Hussein, as it is something that has been taking place for many years now.