Observations of an American journalist in Azerbaijan, Russia and USA.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Today is Qurban Bayram, a Muslim feast day. As I understand it, the motivation behind the holiday dates back to Abraham, when he sacrificed a ram rather than his son on the orders of God. The meat should be distributed to the poor.
So, you can guess the fate of this sheep, tethered to a tree in downtown Baku. Shashlik by tonight.