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Islamic cleric bans women from touching bananas
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Source: Times of India / Bikya Masr

NEW DELHI: An unnamed Islamic cleric based in Europe has issued a ban on women touching fruits and vegetables resembling the male sexual organ to avoid "sexual thoughts".

The Egyptian news website Bikya Masr on Wednesday quoted the cleric whose diktat featured in an article on el-Senousa, a religious publication. The cleric has said that women should not even get close to bananas or cucumbers. "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," the cleric dictated.

According to the cleric, bananas and cucumbers "resemble the male penis" and therefore could arouse women or "make them think of sex." The cleric also added carrots and zucchini to the list of forbidden foods for women.

The news about this latest diktat against women went viral on the web with liberal Muslims feeling enraged and embarrassed. Repression of women in ultra-conservative Islamic societies has been an intense subject of debate throughout the world.

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  -Islamic cleric bans women from touching bananas cosmicone  Dec-07-11 08:39 AM   #0 
  - What about raw oysters?  BOHICA12   Dec-07-11 08:42 AM   #1 
  - Stupid is stupid in any language. /nt  Drale   Dec-07-11 09:17 AM   #17 
  - I think that cleric has some weird food fetishes if that's what he thinks  CTyankee   Dec-07-11 08:44 AM   #2 
  - what about corn dogs?  Enrique   Dec-07-11 08:45 AM   #3 
  - Don't even get near THAT cucumber!!!!  HopeHoops   Dec-07-11 08:46 AM   #4 
  - Clearly not insane.  Bosonic   Dec-07-11 08:46 AM   #5 
  - Cucumbers too?  BootinUp   Dec-07-11 08:49 AM   #6 
  - If the Republicans win this next presidential election  doc03   Dec-07-11 08:50 AM   #7 
  - Really?  leftynyc   Dec-07-11 09:03 AM   #12 
     - Haven't seen the Christine O'Donnell videos against masturbation? They were a hoot. Same thing.  freshwest   Dec-07-11 09:43 AM   #23 
     - But this is different  leftynyc   Dec-07-11 02:57 PM   #87 
     - How about....  SkyDaddy7   Dec-07-11 09:54 AM   #26 
     - Laws like this have NEVER been  leftynyc   Dec-07-11 02:59 PM   #88 
     - They haven't taken over entirely yet. I was being a little sarcastic  doc03   Dec-07-11 09:54 AM   #27 
        - We're over 300 million people  leftynyc   Dec-07-11 03:01 PM   #89 
  - That cleric IS bananas  lbrtbell   Dec-07-11 08:51 AM   #8 
  - Mary Lou!, Mary Lou!, Put that banana down! You don't know where it's been.  left on green only   Dec-07-11 01:33 PM   #81 
  - They'll have to pry my carrots  LiberalEsto   Dec-07-11 08:54 AM   #9 
  - don't forget the zucchinis!!!!  newspeak   Dec-07-11 09:55 AM   #29 
     - As a joke gift...  AnneD   Dec-07-11 02:30 PM   #83 
  - I really cannot use here on DU the first word that  hifiguy   Dec-07-11 08:55 AM   #10 
  - Cucumber and yoghurt is a common "hostess snack" in the ME.  MADem   Dec-07-11 08:59 AM   #11 
  - Unbelievable! n/t  MaineDem   Dec-07-11 09:05 AM   #13 
  - Well Corn Dogs would certainly not be welcome either!  BlueToTheBone   Dec-07-11 09:09 AM   #14 
  - Time for another revolution in Egypt. And hopefully this time.........  AverageJoe90   Dec-07-11 09:12 AM   #15 
  - this is an european cleric  La Lioness Priyanka   Dec-07-11 10:06 AM   #33 
  - Purely insane...  AsahinaKimi   Dec-07-11 09:13 AM   #16 
  - Next up - men banned from looking at camel's toes  dipsydoodle   Dec-07-11 09:19 AM   #18 
  - No more tacos for you...  AnneD   Dec-07-11 12:51 PM   #53 
  - lol  geardaddy   Dec-07-11 12:56 PM   #58 
  - I'm so unnerved, I went through a whole jar of pickles last night  HillWilliam   Dec-07-11 09:23 AM   #19 
  - but what if the bananas use reason and speak to the cleric?  tomm2thumbs   Dec-07-11 09:25 AM   #20 
  - They may already be talking to him....  AnneD   Dec-07-11 12:52 PM   #54 
  - I think mini-wieners in a can would more likely hit home for these sick f*&% s  raging_moderate   Dec-07-11 09:31 AM   #21 
  - What a moron................  Swede Atlanta    Dec-07-11 09:31 AM   #22 
  - don't you know the men can have sexual thoughts  newspeak   Dec-07-11 10:33 AM   #40 
  - Fingers also look like penises. -> Women have to wear mittens all the time.  DetlefK   Dec-07-11 09:46 AM   #24 
  - So do they get executed if they eat one?  leftyladyfrommo   Dec-07-11 09:47 AM   #25 
  - What about Bed Head hair product containers?  captain jack   Dec-07-11 09:54 AM   #28 
  - Only a repressed religious nut would think of something like this  AllyCat   Dec-07-11 09:58 AM   #30 
  - So how does this not promote homosexuality?  Felinity   Dec-07-11 10:05 AM   #31 
  - Actually, homosexuality is treated with less severity that premarital sex in some Islamic countries!  Shoe Horn   Dec-07-11 01:33 PM   #82 
  - any hott women over there that want a better life. I'm single! n/t  JesterCS   Dec-07-11 10:05 AM   #32 
  - attention seeking. nt  La Lioness Priyanka   Dec-07-11 10:06 AM   #34 
  - In other words, that cleric has sexual thoughts when he looks at bananas.  Iggo   Dec-07-11 10:08 AM   #35 
  - That was exactly my thought - repressed fundies tend to do that  Hugabear   Dec-07-11 10:19 AM   #36 
  - As Freud said:: (sort of) Sometimes a banana is only a banana.  MarkCharles   Dec-07-11 10:26 AM   #37 
  - So typical of religious extremist men.  SoapBox   Dec-07-11 10:29 AM   #38 
  - This story is stupid and at best third hand  pschoeb   Dec-07-11 10:32 AM   #39 
  - Banana prohibition never works.  montanto   Dec-07-11 10:35 AM   #41 
  - It's a real relief to see that delusional religious wackjobbery isn't exclusive to America. n/t  TygrBright   Dec-07-11 10:59 AM   #42 
  - No plantain for you! nt  Lost-in-FL   Dec-07-11 11:20 AM   #43 
  - He sees pee-pees everywhere.  DCKit   Dec-07-11 11:26 AM   #44 
  - Some wisdom for the cleric. It's not the woman having sexual thoughts...  geomon666   Dec-07-11 11:30 AM   #45 
  - You signs  iamhuman   Dec-07-11 01:15 PM   #75 
     - These are old promotional posters  geomon666   Dec-07-11 02:37 PM   #85 
  - Is that only the long cucumbers  canetoad   Dec-07-11 11:40 AM   #46 
  - The article says he's in Europe. He needs to be porn-bombed.  saras   Dec-07-11 12:27 PM   #47 
  - OFFS!  sakabatou   Dec-07-11 12:46 PM   #48 
  - Pathetic!  Catherine Vincent   Dec-07-11 12:48 PM   #49 
  - what about half rolls of Tums.  geardaddy   Dec-07-11 12:50 PM   #50 
  - How about corn on the cob?  benld74   Dec-07-11 12:51 PM   #51 
  - That fucker is sick  malaise   Dec-07-11 12:51 PM   #52 
  - Someone clearly has issues, lol  Matariki   Dec-07-11 12:54 PM   #55 
  - Extremely advance fundamentalism huh - much like the fundamentalist Christians here!  GreenTea   Dec-07-11 12:55 PM   #56 
  - I will never look at a bananna cream pie in the same light again...  AnneD   Dec-07-11 12:55 PM   #57 
  - Didn't they do something like this in Catholic schools?  Matariki   Dec-07-11 12:57 PM   #59 
  - ATTN Stupid Cleric  Botany   Dec-07-11 12:58 PM   #60 
  - Thanks...  AnneD   Dec-07-11 01:00 PM   #62 
     - No problem  Botany   Dec-07-11 01:04 PM   #65 
        - I'm always good for a cheap laugh....  AnneD   Dec-07-11 01:10 PM   #71 
  - So, the ban is for fruits & veggies... hot dogs are okay? egg rolls, too?  NewJeffCT   Dec-07-11 12:58 PM   #61 
  - Kielbasa are ok just...  AnneD   Dec-07-11 01:01 PM   #63 
  - Your sex life should be no one else's business  Mosaic   Dec-07-11 01:01 PM   #64 
  - What about cans of hair spray?  Shoe Horn   Dec-07-11 01:05 PM   # 
  - This is why we should cover the entire country with porn and dildos.  originalpckelly   Dec-07-11 01:05 PM   #66 
  - There are *many* reasons we should cover the entire country with porn and dildos.  Shoe Horn   Dec-07-11 01:24 PM   #79 
  - religion seems often to come weighted  barbtries   Dec-07-11 01:05 PM   #67 
  - What about hand-held massagers?  RandySF   Dec-07-11 01:05 PM   #68 
  - Are men and lesbians forbidden from touching melons?  edbermac   Dec-07-11 01:09 PM   #69 
  - Banana envy?  guardian   Dec-07-11 01:10 PM   #70 
  - This thread will be locked in...  AnneD   Dec-07-11 01:12 PM   #72 
     - "Liberal US Website Bans Discussion of Banana Envy"  Shoe Horn   Dec-07-11 01:25 PM   #80 
        - Welcome to DU.  woo me with science   Dec-07-11 02:32 PM   #84 
  - Okay, this story made me laugh for the first time today.  riderinthestorm   Dec-07-11 01:14 PM   #73 
  - Unfuckingbelievable....nt  Enthusiast   Dec-07-11 01:14 PM   #74 
  - We grew zucchini a few years back and only harvested them as needed.  Bozita   Dec-07-11 01:15 PM   #76 
  - Just when I thought that the world couldn't get any crazier!!!  Beacool   Dec-07-11 01:16 PM   #77 
  - but men can still look at canteloupes and melons. Typical sexist.  provis99   Dec-07-11 01:21 PM   #78 
  - Well, how about these then?  Ter   Dec-07-11 02:50 PM   #86 
  - Locking  struggle4progress   Dec-07-11 03:02 PM   #90 

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