Sunday, 19 January 2014

Idiotic Islamic Fatwas

Since my post of podcasts I like to listen to, I have been catching up on some new podcasts and I can across this list of idiotic fatwas from the Geologic podcast. So while I know this is an old story I thought I would still talk about it as it is another example of what a belief in an imaginary sky person does to peoples thought patterns and how it makes their prejudice seem more justified.

So turns out in Egypt the Muslim Brotherhood or the religious idiots associated with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt have decided that certain actions are not to be permitted and have made laws against them. In essence a Fatwa is the legal judgment of the interpretation of Islamic law, so these judgements can be in issues such as gender, sex, food, recreation etc.

Here are a highlight of some of the best
1) When a women goes swimming, as the word for sea is masculine, when "the water touches the woman's private parts, she becomes an 'adulteress' and should be punished.
2) Some of these fatwas also forbade women from eating certain vegetables or even touching cucumbers or bananas," due to their phallic imagery, which may tempt women to deviate
3)  It is unacceptable for women to turn the air conditioning on at home during the absence of their husbands as this could be used as a sign to indicate to neighbors that the woman is at home alone and any of them could commit adultery with her.
4) a marriage is annulled if the husband and wife copulate with no clothes on

So this is so called intelligent people, that have determined that a women getting hot at home can lead to sex. But the way they say it sounds creepy as anyone could have sex with this lady, so its not the ladies choice if they have sex. Or hang on ladies should not swim in the sea, as the sea is going to have sex with her? What does this even mean, why does this sound so stupid? For one simple reason, it is dumb.

Islamic laws again show how stupid a belief in a god is.