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Old 12-07-2011, 05:32 PM
 
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Islamic cleric bans women from touching bananas, cucumbers for sexual resemblance - Bikya Masr

CAIRO: An Islamic cleric residing in Europe said that women should not be close to bananas or cucumbers, in order to avoid any “sexual thoughts.”

The unnamed sheikh, who was featured in an article on el-Senousa news, was quoted saying that if women wish to eat these food items, a third party, preferably a male related to them such as their a father or husband, should cut the items into small pieces and serve.

He said that these fruits and vegetables “resemble the male penis” and hence could arouse women or “make them think of sex.”

He also added carrots and zucchini to the list of forbidden foods for women.

The sheikh was asked how to “control” women when they are out shopping for groceries and if holding these items at the market would be bad for them. The cleric answered saying this matter is between them and God.

Answering another question about what to do if women in the family like these foods, the sheikh advised the interviewer to take the food and cut it for them in a hidden place so they cannot see it.

The opinion has stirred a storm of irony and denouncement among Muslims online, with hundreds of comments mocking the cleric.

One reader said that these religious “leaders” give Islam “a bad name” and another commented said that he is a “retarded” person and he must quite his post immediately.

Others called him a seeker of fame, but no official responses from renowned Islamic scholars have been published on the statements.

 
Old 12-07-2011, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Ontario, Canada
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The unnamed sheikh, who was featured in an article on el-Senousa news, was quoted saying that if women wish to eat these food items, a third party, preferably a male related to them such as their a father or husband, should cut the items into small pieces and serve.
Can't eat them whole, anyway.
 
Old 12-07-2011, 06:44 PM
 
Location: around the way
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Why stop there? Why not extend the ban to all vaguely phallic food products? Any sausage (that's a given), pretzel sticks, burritos, bottles of anything, chili peppers, breadsticks, etc.

This cleric is obviously just looking for publicity, otherwise he would have taken this thing to its logical conclusion instead of phoning it in with bananas.
 
Old 12-07-2011, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Golden, CO
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Why stop there? Why not extend the ban to all vaguely phallic food products? Any sausage (that's a given), pretzel sticks, burritos, bottles of anything, chili peppers, breadsticks, etc.

This cleric is obviously just looking for publicity, otherwise he would have taken this thing to its logical conclusion instead of phoning it in with bananas.
You left out corn dogs, esp. in light of the recent photos of presidential candidates eating them.
 
Old 12-07-2011, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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Apparently he has forgotten to read the Qur'an especially the part we are not to forbid that which is allowed.
 
Old 12-07-2011, 07:15 PM
 
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No more ridiculous than the labor, dietary, clothing and sexual prohibitions found in the Old Testament
 
Old 12-07-2011, 07:45 PM
 
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Hmmm, what was that famous quote? Something about religion being the opiate of the masses?
 
Old 12-07-2011, 07:46 PM
 
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What about baby carrots?
 
Old 12-07-2011, 07:48 PM
 
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Wait! This should apply to men as well. As it might put homosexual thoughts n their heads.
 
Old 12-07-2011, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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Has anybody noticed it is about an unnamed cleric in an unnamed European Country Quoted from an unnamed Egyptian newspaper?
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