Never touch that cucumber again! Bad Girl!

Ok. Now…. Al-Qa’eda’s rules are getting bizzare by each passing day. The 72 virgin story, the ‘should-not-shave-beard/moustache story etc. all seemed very amusing. Now listen to this… This is really gross!

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.”

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I am getting my own twisted ideas on why would they not want women touching cucumbers…. hmmmm….


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  1. #1 by paoli cycas on September 11, 2008 - 6:58 pm

    i have always regarded languages that segregate non living items into 2 sexes [like everything is either male or female] as downright stupid. thsi woudl certainly take “sexism” to whole new heights. and to think of Sen Obama’s referral to lipstick smear as a sexist comment in American politics simply puts an interesting spin on the question “what is sexism”….all a matter of perspective IMHO

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