There is an interesting story on the World Net Daily website about recent fatwas issued by the religious authorities in Turkey and also the Grand Mufti in Saudi Arabia. For those unfamiliar, a fatwas is a religious edict put forward by high ranking Imams within Islam to settle religious questions. Most of them concern what is permissible behavior and what is not. Here are some excerpts.
"In Turkey, the top religious authority, known as the Directorate of
Religious Affairs or Divanet, proclaimed that though water is the
preferred method of cleansing oneself after using the toilet, paper is
now an acceptable alternative if a water source is unavailable, reports the nation’s Hurriyet Daily News.
“If water cannot be found for cleansing, other cleaning materials can
be used,” the Divanet statement said. “Even though some sources deem
paper to be unsuitable as a cleaning material, as it is an apparatus for
writing, there is no problem in using toilet paper.”"
And this one is my favorite....
'Meanwhile, in Saudi Arabia the grand mufti has reportedly found a new definition of halal
– determining that, in the event of extreme hunger, it is acceptable in
Islam for a man to chop up his wife and eat her – or one of them as the
case may be.
The edict has been attributed to Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, though it is yet to be officially confirmed.
The rationale, according to multiple local reports, is that the
husband and his wife’s body will “fuse together after the husband eats
his wife.” The husband would be permitted to eat “parts of her body” in
Islam. The religion of peace and civilized behavior. I wonder what wine you would serve with leg of wife...or perhaps he is a "breast man".
These people are animals. How we can regard them as allies is beyond me. If this makes me intolerant, then so be it.
Lord, if they cannot be saved, then please bring down your judgement on such people. Crush them with your righteous hand and send them to the Abyss along with the demon they worship.