A man's goatta do …

Posted by Jacqueline Bullard on 28 Jan, 2010 / Offbeat news

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has a black goat slaughtered at his house almost every day to ward off “evil eyes” and protect him from “black magic,” according to the Dawn newspaper. Reuters says a spokesman for the president said the goats were slaughtered as an act of Sadaqah — meaning “voluntary charity” in Islam whereby one gives out money or the meat of a slaughtered animal to the poor to win Allah’s blessing and stave off misfortune.

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