Religion Holy Crap
posted by June 12 at 8:29 AMon
God knows there’s an infinite number of allegedly Christian beliefs worth mocking. But rarely do they achieve the tabloid shock of the recent edicts put forth by Egyptian Muslims:
The breast-feeding fatwa declared that the Islamic restriction on unmarried men and women being together could be lifted at work if the woman breast-fed her male colleagues five times, to establish family ties.
According to the New York Times, the edicts “have proved a source of national embarrassment in Egypt, not least because they were issued by representatives of the highest religious authorities in the land.”
“We were very angered when we heard about the Danish cartoons concerning our prophet,” wrote Galal Amin, a professor at the American University in Cairo, in Cairo’s daily newspaper. “However, these two fatwas are harming our Islamic religion and our prophet more than the cartoons.”
Full story here.