A very influential and widely viewed imam named Safwat Hegazy has consecrated Aztec-like ritual human sacrifice of a Shia cleric named Yasar Habib. Hegazy justified his desire by referencing the Islamic story of Khalid Abdullah al-Kasri, who seized one Jaad bin Durham, dragged him to a mosque, sacrificed him, and then crucified him:
Hegazy is not some obscure character; he was the one who in fact launched Mohammad Mursi’s campaign in 2012.
He quoted the proclamation of al-Kasri before he committed the slaughter:
O people, sacrifice, Allah accepted your sacrifices. I am now sacrificing Jaad bin Durham.
He killed him on the Festival of Sacrifice, 119 A.H., and established that it was permissible for a Muslim to conduct human sacrifices on this holiday.
The story itself is taught today in the Cole Children Forum. And before one protests that the human sacrifice of al-Kasri is not based on reliable Hadith, the veracity of the story is supported by many of the most authoritative Islamic theologians, such as Al-Shafi’, Ibin Tayymiya, Bukhari, Dhahabi, Ibin Al-Qiyam, Darami and Ibin Katheer.
Abdulaziz Bin Abdullah Al-Rajhi, a respected scholar in Saudi Arabia, expressed support for human sacrifice in at least one speech.
It would be incorrect to say that no Muslim has ever followed this teaching. In the sixteenth century, a great number of Moorish Muslims in Spain conducted a mass human sacrifice by beheading twenty Christian girls and frying twenty friars in olive oil. They did this in the belief that Allah would be satisfied by the blood of Christians, and would grant victory over the Spaniards.
When the Spanish soldiers approached these jihadists in Ohanez and drove them back, they discovered the heads in rows on the steps of a church, their hair neatly combed.
Another similar situation occurred in the same era, in which Muslims in Carthage said some prayers and sacrificed five Christian children in the hope that they would defeat the Spanish emperor Charles. (2)