Anna Duggar Irks the Internet With Controversial Religious Tweet

josh and anna duggarFrom their stance on politics, abortion, and even dating, the Duggars are all about the controversy. The latest Duggar to have riled up attention? None other than Anna Duggar, whose recent tweet about Muslim holiday celebrations has earned her a lot of Twitter backlash.

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The reality star's one suspicious retweeted the following tweet and article link and many of her followers did not share the sentiment:

Anna, like the rest of the Duggars, is a part of the Christian Fundamentalist religion. They practice strict Christianity, follow a modest living, and aim for purity.

The article notes that schools in New York will start observing the Muslim holidays of Eid al-Adha (or the Festival of Sacrifice) and Eid al-Fitr (the end of Ramadan). And she did not take it lightly.

This isn't the first time Anna's been rather vocal about her opinions. Just last month, she was criticized for a controversial black history month tweet that referenced abortion. Now, she's stepping out into the Twittersphere for yet another contested issue.

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But as much as she's convinced of her stance, not many people tend to agree. Specifically, the tweet refers to the Festival of Sacrifice. This holiday remembers Abraham, who was willing to sacrifice his own son, Ishmael, to God. Ultimately, God stopped the sacrifice, and now, modern observers celebrate the holiday by splitting the sacrifice of an animal's meat into three parts: one for the family, one for relatives or friends, and one for the needy. 

But in all honestly, what's all the contention here? The children get a day off from school in honor of the holiday (just like they do on other religious holidays), and whoever chooses to observe it, is free to do so.

If the Duggars select not to mark the holiday, they're free to enjoy their day off. Simple as that. But for anyone who commemorates this annual tradition, this gives them the time and place to do so properly, even if it doesn't not completely agree with your (read: Anna's) own religion. 

What do you make of Anna's tweet?

 

 

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