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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 05:06 PM
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Islamic cleric bans women from touching bananas
TNN | Dec 7, 2011, 06.14PM IST

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.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/mad-mad-world/...
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 05:16 PM
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1. How about when a woman looks at a minaret?
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Prisoner_Number_Six Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 05:24 PM
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2. Doesn't sound like it's the women thinking of fruit sex
Edited on Wed Dec-07-11 05:25 PM by Prisoner_Number_Six
I'd be interested in looking under his bed (AND inside his crisper...)

Wanna have a kickass Chef's Salad or just go straight to the orgy? :rofl:
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 05:41 PM
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3. Do they really think they can control what goes on in a woman's mind?
This is so insane, I don't know whether to laugh or just be disgusted.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 05:46 PM
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4. Why not just cover all bananas and cukes with burkas? See. It doesn't make
sense to make the object of desire pay the price.
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 06:02 PM
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5. He must really hate Veggie Tales.
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whistler162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 06:13 PM
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6. That will eliminate Muslim women cleaning with
Edited on Wed Dec-07-11 06:13 PM by whistler162
mops, brooms, and vacumn cleaner's!
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 06:29 PM
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7. They may have a point


Then again, maybe they're just pulling crap out of their asses as usual.
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Speck Tater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 06:31 PM
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8. This was published by The Onion, right?
There's no way this can be real. Nobody is that fucking crazy!
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lbrtbell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 06:49 PM
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9. Sadly, a lot of Muslims ARE that crazy
They're right up there with right-wing Christian fundies in that respect.
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Silent3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 07:22 PM
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10. Aren't nuts like him usually more hung up about men playing with bananas?
We also need a new, safely numeric scale for banana ripeness so that no one succumbs to the impure thoughts which can arise from referring to bananas as either "soft" or "firm".
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DinahMoeHum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 07:24 PM
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11. And Muslims wonder why their religion gets bashed.
That cleric has a teeny-weenie problem.
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Happyhippychick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 08:31 PM
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12. Yes. We women always get aroused by the sight of zucchini.
:eyes:
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 08:50 PM
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13. Paging Dr. Freud!
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DinahMoeHum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 08:56 PM
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14. "Vegetables are sensual. People are sensuous"
- Marion Wormer on National Lampoon's Animal House
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