Friday, May 28, 2010

Make mine a pint!

Dr Izzat Atiya an Egyptian cleric at some posh "God School" (must be an Academy?)in Cairo has had his wrists slapped after he issued a declaration that female employees could potentially work around strict Islamic workplace rules if they breastfed their male colleagues (no I'm not making this up!) Apparently under Islamic law if a woman establishes "maternal relations" with another person (i.e. by breastfeeding them) then they are allowed to be alone together and she can even allow the other person to see her hair and everything.... (shock horror!!).

This all sounds highly questionable, Egypt's minister of religious affairs, Mahmoud Zaqzouq, has stepped in to calm things down by calling for [all] future fatwas to "be compatible with logic and human nature".

That'll be the end of ALL fatwas then?

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