Muslims in the Indian state of Maharastra in the video below are shown tossing babies off a tower in a 500 year old tradition. While we would call the ritual child abuse, it apparently is called tradition in India — and an honor for the parents and terrified baby.
The bizarre ritual is carried out each year at the Baba Sheikh Umar Saheb Dargah temple, which I believe translates to “they who throw infants from great height to please God” temple.
The locals insist that the babies are not harmed — except for that little part of being thrown from a high tower and scared half to death.
For the video, click here.