It’s all about controlling women, like so many aspects of Islamic law. Sharia Alert from Eurabia: “Islamic cleric bans women from touching bananas, cucumbers for sexual resemblance,” by Manar Ammar forÂ Bikyamasr, December 6.
CAIRO: An Islamic cleric residing in Europe said that women should not be close to bananas or cucumbers, in order to avoid any “sexual thoughts.” Â He said that these fruits and vegetables “resemble the male penis” and hence could arouse women or “make them think of sex.”
He also added carrots and zucchini to the list of forbidden foods for women. (More)
Not for the first time, we posted this kinda stuff back in 2008 from Iraq:
Phallic Cucumbers Verboten!
Besides the terrible killings inflicted by the fanatics on those who refuse to pledge allegiance to them, Al-Qa’eda has lost credibility for enforcing a series of rules imposing their way of thought on the most mundane aspects of everyday life.They include a ban on women buying suggestively-shaped vegetables, according to one tribal leader in the western province of Anbar.
Sheikh Hameed al-Hayyes, a Sunni elder, told Reuters: “They even killed female goats because their private parts were not covered and their tails were pointed upward, which they said was haram.
“They regarded the cucumber as male and tomato as female. Women were not allowed to buy cucumbers, only men.”
Other farcical stipulations include an edict not to buy or sell ice-cream, because it did not exist in the time of the Prophet, while hair salons and shops selling cosmetics have also been bombed.
Most seriously, Sheikh al-Hayyes said: “I saw them slaughter a nine-year old boy like a sheep because his family didn’t pledge allegiance to them.”…
Iraqis foundÂ thisÂ as absurd as we did. “Al-Qa’eda in Iraq alienated by cucumber laws and brutality,” from theÂ Telegraph, August 11 (thanks to JW)