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India's Baby-Dropping Ritual (VIDEO)


Muslims in western India have been observing a bizarre ritual - they've been throwing their young children off a tall building to improve their health. The faithful have been observing the ritual at a shrine in Solapur, in western India's Maharastra, for more than five hundred years. They believe it will make their children strong and say no accidents have ever happened.

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I saw this on the news. I was thinking how could they not get some sort of damage done to them.
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India's Baby-Dropping Ritual (VIDEO)


Muslims in western India have been observing a bizarre ritual - they've been throwing their young children off a tall building to improve their health. The faithful have been observing the ritual at a shrine in Solapur, in western India's Maharastra, for more than five hundred years. They believe it will make their children strong and say no accidents have ever happened.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rI7IGW8RXiM
Hindus observe the ritual too It must be horrifying for the mothers

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i watched some afrikan tribes do this..
but.. not to their babies
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That was horrible watching that crying girl being thrown off the tower by her father. I'm just glad that guy in the video is so good at catching them gently when they bounce. Still it's unnecessarily cruel and it obviously does nothing for any child's health. Some traditions are best left in the past.

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savages.

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What's savage about it? There doing it to better the health of their children under their belief system
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What's savage about it? There doing it to better the health of their children under their belief system
Really? Dropping your baby 50 ft in the air for fun is civilized?

Well if the baby were female, it probably wouldn't even make it that far

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Really? Dropping your baby 50 ft in the air for fun is civilized?

Well if the baby were female, it probably wouldn't even make it that far
Did you listen to the report their not doing it for fun their doing because they belive it gives thier child better health. Under their culture yes it is civilized

You are talking about western perceptions of muslim women that have often been purposely misguided by the media since 9/11. They (The media) did the same thing during WW2 and the Vietnam war, They come up 101 reasons why the enemy's society is lesser than the perfect White and Western one and your falling for it.
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Did you listen to the report their not doing it for fun their doing because they belive it gives thier child better health. Under their culture yes it is civilized

You are talking about western perceptions of muslim women that have often been purposely misguided by the media since 9/11. They (The media) did the same thing during WW2 and the Vietnam war, They come up 101 reasons why the enemy's society is lesser than the perfect White and Western one and your falling for it.
How could you even think so strongly about this? While I agree the media does conjure up all this conceit against the enemy, some of it, if you just use your damn brain it'd make sense of what is right or wrong.

Dropping a baby is dangerous, very dangerous. And NO, we are not saying this because Indians did it, we say it because it IS regardless of the circumstance. If Michael Jackson got into enough trouble just from dangling his child, I'm sure dropping one with full intent is even more outrageous.

Using the argument that it is 'right' simply because it is the norm under their set of beliefs is atrocious and too ideal. So I take it you were totally fine with Muslim men gang raping Australian teenage girls at beach because they 'dressed provocatively and were asking for it'? And also all the terrorist attacks because their god Allah willed them to do it? All the Jews and homosexuals killed by Hitler, because that was also under his 'set of beliefs'. Homosexuals hanged to death in Islamic countries.

Many horrific events occur around the world because of traditional practices. We are in the 21st century, it is time to move on, really. It is a strong lack of education that forces people to let tradition and culture fully guide their lives.

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Exactly. Think about it. If this is how these people treat their own children think of what kinds of things they want to do to us! They also murder their daughters in the womb or bury them in sand after they are born because they don't want them. These are the kinds of people you people on the far left are so quick to defend. You're always telling us to worry about the human rights of these sorts of people. Yeah, these people care about human rights all right

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How could you even think so strongly about this? While I agree the media does conjure up all this conceit against the enemy, some of it, if you just use your damn brain it'd make sense of what is right or wrong.

Dropping a baby is dangerous, very dangerous. And NO, we are not saying this because Indians did it, we say it because it IS regardless of the circumstance. If Michael Jackson got into enough trouble just from dangling his child, I'm sure dropping one with full intent is even more outrageous.

Using the argument that it is 'right' simply because it is the norm under their set of beliefs is atrocious and too ideal. So I take it you were totally fine with Muslim men gang raping Australian teenage girls at beach because they 'dressed provocatively and were asking for it'? And also all the terrorist attacks because their god Allah willed them to do it? All the Jews and homosexuals killed by Hitler, because that was also under his 'set of beliefs'. Homosexuals hanged to death in Islamic countries.

Many horrific events occur around the world because of traditional practices. We are in the 21st century, it is time to move on, really. It is a strong lack of education that forces people to let tradition and culture fully guide their lives.
I think it's a lack of education that when somebody says something like I said the response is always so fucking extreme (Hitler killing Jews, Bin Laden 9/11 attacks etc etc) Hitler killing the Jews and Bin Laden 9/11 attacks were in their minds huge glorious achievements that would change the world. The people who do this baby throwing ritual see it as no different than a christian baptism where you take a weak infant child and dunk it's head under water. Do you see muslim people ever compering baptisms to crazy christian cults who think they are doing something huge and glorious like Hitler and Bin Laden.

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Exactly. Think about it. If this is how these people treat their own children think of what kinds of things they want to do to us! They also murder their daughters in the womb or bury them in sand after they are born because they don't want them. These are the kinds of people you people on the far left are so quick to defend. You're always telling us to worry about the human rights of these sorts of people. Yeah, these people care about human rights all right
So are you saying all of them like that and we get angry when a few of them come up with ridiculous stereotypes about us

FYI I'm not a far left person I'm just not one who comperes an innocent ancient ritual that's similar to baptism to savages.
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I think it's a lack of education that when somebody says something like I said the response is always so fucking extreme (Hitler killing Jews, Bin Laden 9/11 attacks etc etc) Hitler killing the Jews and Bin Laden 9/11 attacks were in their minds huge glorious achievements that would change the world. The people who do this baby throwing ritual see it as no different than a christian baptism where you take a weak infant child and dunk it's head under water. Do you see muslim people ever compering baptisms to crazy christian cults who think they are doing something huge and glorious like Hitler and Bin Laden.
Uh which christian denomination dunk babies heads under water?

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