Monday, November 24, 2008
Militant Islam Issues Yoga Fatwa
Ramadan added to school holiday programs.
Muslim check-out clerks at Target stores refusing to touch the sealed plastic containers of bacon or pork products.
Muslim cab drivers refusing to provide rides for passengers carrying liquor, dogs and seeing-eye dogs.
Muslims getting a ham sandwich defined as a hate crime. (A ham sandwich!)
Muslims getting Jello banned in public schools.
So it shouldn't come as any surprise that strict and fanatical Muslims have issued a fatwa against Yoga. BBC News:
Millions of people in Malaysia have been banned from doing yoga because of fears it could corrupt Muslims.
The Islamic authorities have issued a ruling, known as a fatwa, instructing the country's Muslims to avoid yoga because of its Hindu roots.
To most people yoga is simply a sport - a stress-busting start to the day.
Malaysia's National Fatwa Council said it goes further than that and that elements of the Indian religion are inherent in yoga.
Announcing the decision, the council chairman Abdul Shukor Husin said practices like chanting and what he called worshipping were inappropriate and they could "destroy the faith of a Muslim".
The ruling is not legally binding but many of Malaysia's Muslims abide by fatwas.
Zakaria Stapa, a professor at the Islamic faculty of the National University of Malaysia, recently called on Muslims to stop doing yoga as it could cause them to "deviate from their faith".
Abdul Shukor said yoga involved physical and religious elements of Hinduism including the recitation of mantras.
He could not say how many Muslims were practising yoga but called on state authorities to punish those who do.
The fatwa council, one of Malaysia's highest Islamic bodies, recently banned women from dressing or behaving like men and engaging in lesbian sex, saying it was forbidden by the religion.
Do you think Rosie O'Moo will be as vocal about Islam condemning lesbianism as she has with Christianity and Judaism? Something tells me she likes her big fat head attached to her big fat body to feed her big fat gut too much to issue a peep condemning Islam's stance against lesbianism. If I am wrong, I will gladly issue a retraction.
From Velvet Hammer at Ironic Surrealism II:
Because of action taken by The American Civil Liberties Union [...] the Wyoming Department of Corrections says it will [...] install a new microwave for [prison] inmates that won’t be used for pork, which is forbidden to Muslims and members of some other religions.
Ironic Surrealism II
Muslims however still take a 7th century barbarian approach...They'll fucking kill you for your differences, cause they are so tolerant of others.
The radical section of The Religion of Peace decapitate you.
Yeah, a fucking jihad against Yoga.
PS: don't ever eat a ham sandwich by a Muslim, it's a hate crime!
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