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Old 06-13-2007, 07:49 AM
 
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I thought this was a joke, Guess Not

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By MICHAEL SLACKMAN
Published: June 12, 2007

CAIRO, June 11 — First came the breast-feeding fatwa. It 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. Then came the urine fatwa. It said that drinking the urine of the Prophet Muhammad was deemed a blessing.
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Old 06-18-2010, 09:15 AM
 
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Of course it's a joke, it's ISLAM, the religion of peace, love, and equality.

I'm surprised there aren't any proggies in here screaming their usual anti-religion rhetoric. Had this been uttered by the likes of Pat Robertson we'd be on page 200 by now.

I guess they're only intolerant of religious misogyny when it suits their purpose.
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Old 06-18-2010, 11:00 AM
 
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First came the urine fatwa. Which the author stated in public was not a fatwa, but just his opinion. And even so, he lost credibility and is not longer trusted to issue fatwas.

Then came the breast-feeding fatwa. Which was retracted.
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Old 06-18-2010, 11:09 AM
 
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“There is chaos now,” Mr. Megawer said. “The problem created is confusion in thought, confusion about what is right and what is wrong, religiously.”

Governments have tried to guide and control the process, but as they struggled with their own legitimacy, they have often undermined the perceived legitimacy of those they appoint as religious leaders. In Egypt, there are two official institutions responsible for religious interpretation: the House of Fatwa, or Dar Al-Ifta, which formally falls under the Ministry of Justice, and Al Azhar University. All court sentences of death must be approved by Dar Al-Ifta, for example.

“These people in fact are defined as agencies of the government,” said Muhammad Serag, a professor of Islamic Studies at the American University in Cairo. “They are not trusted anymore.”

Luckily, the USA mostly avoided the above problem through the strict separation of church and state.
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Old 06-18-2010, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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This guys an idiot, I have a book that deals with this issue. Only when the person is suckled before the age of two by the same wet nurse are they considered related. This fatwa is stupid and the man should be stripped of his ability to issue fatwas.
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Old 06-18-2010, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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As the articles states, thousands of Fatwas are issued every month. Sooner or later, one will be issued by some Muslim Fred Phelps, and every time, it will become a thread on this forum, and held out as being a typical example of Islamic thought.

What do you think the Muslims think of the Christian clerics who form noisy anti-gay protests across the street from the funeral services of fallen soldiers? Wouldn't you like to see the threads from the knee-jerk Christian haters on their discussion boards about that?
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Old 06-18-2010, 01:19 PM
 
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More ISLAMIC whack jobs.
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Old 06-18-2010, 01:21 PM
 
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Some Muslims would think protesting gay anything would be stupid because you are suppose to kill the gays, not take time to protest them.
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Old 06-18-2010, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Arizona High Desert
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The old testosteronement had some doozie laws about orifices, etc. Or did I read it wrong ?
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Old 06-18-2010, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Highland, CA (formerly Newark, NJ)
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This just in: this man has converted to Islam:

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