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France: Muslims stuck at Calais 'Jungle' celebrate Eid al-Adha02:15

France: Muslims stuck at Calais 'Jungle' celebrate Eid al-Adha

France, Calais
September 12, 2016 at 12:32 GMT -00:00 · Published

Hundreds of Muslims gathered to pray at a mosque in the Calais refugee camp, known as ‘the Jungle’, as the Muslim celebration of Eid al-Adha got underway, Monday.

Together they celebrated Eid al-Adha or the ‘Festival of the Sacrifice,’ the second of two globally celebrated holidays in Islam, the other Eid Al-Fitr. Monday’s festival honours Ibrahim or Abraham’s will to sacrifice his son to God before Jibra'il or Gabriel’s intervention. Animals are often sacrificed on the holiday to remember Ibrahim’s offering.

On September 2, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve announced his intention to completely dismantle the Calais refugee camp. The UK announced on Wednesday that it will start construction of a concrete wall on the way to Calais which will attempt to prevent migrants and refugees from entering the country.

France: Muslims stuck at Calais 'Jungle' celebrate Eid al-Adha02:15
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Hundreds of Muslims gathered to pray at a mosque in the Calais refugee camp, known as ‘the Jungle’, as the Muslim celebration of Eid al-Adha got underway, Monday.

Together they celebrated Eid al-Adha or the ‘Festival of the Sacrifice,’ the second of two globally celebrated holidays in Islam, the other Eid Al-Fitr. Monday’s festival honours Ibrahim or Abraham’s will to sacrifice his son to God before Jibra'il or Gabriel’s intervention. Animals are often sacrificed on the holiday to remember Ibrahim’s offering.

On September 2, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve announced his intention to completely dismantle the Calais refugee camp. The UK announced on Wednesday that it will start construction of a concrete wall on the way to Calais which will attempt to prevent migrants and refugees from entering the country.

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