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Generational Dynamics Web Log for 18-Sep-2008
Stories from all over about the Muslim world.

Web Log - September, 2008

Stories from all over about the Muslim world.

The man with 86 wives, and a fatwa against Mickey Mouse.

Saudi cleric Sheikh Muhammad Munajid is at it again.


Mickey Mouse
Mickey Mouse

Last month, he was criticizing the Olympics games as impure because there were bikini-clad women competing.

Now he says that Mickey Mouse must die!:

"The mouse is one of Satan's soldiers and is steered by him.

If a mouse falls into a pot of food if the food is solid, you should chuck out the mouse and the food touching it, and if it is liquid you should chuck out the whole thing, because the mouse is impure.

According to Islamic law, the mouse is a repulsive, corrupting creature. How do you think children view mice today after Tom and Jerry?

Even creatures that are repulsive by nature, by logic, and according to Islamic law have become wonderful and are loved by children. Even mice.

Mickey Mouse has become an awesome character, even though according to Islamic law, Mickey Mouse should be killed in all cases."

But Mickey Mouse's troubles don't compare to the troubles of Mohammadu Bello Abubakar, a Nigerian man with 86 wives and 170 children.

In the Quran, Mohammed limits the number of wives that a man can have to 4. (Polygamy is absolutely essential in warring societies, since a woman whose husband is killed in war still needs the protection of a husband.)

So Abubakar was arrested, and charged with "insulting religious creed" and "unlawful marriages".

When I heard this story reported on the BBC, the (female) anchor said that "a man can get into a great deal of trouble with 86 wives."

Abubakar was quoted as saying, "Only a real man could handle 86 wives. Other men would have difficulty handling even just 10 wives."

To which I would add: A lot of men get into trouble with just one wife. (18-Sep-2008) Permanent Link
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