Dateline: May 25, 2007
Title: Al-Azhar Lecturer Suspended after Issuing Controversial Fatwa Recommending Breastfeeding of Men by Women in the Workplace.
You know, I am a man of the world. I fully and completely understand that the universe is not only stranger than we imagine, but stranger than we can imagine -- to quote Sir Arthur Eddington.
Some things, though, still have the ability to absolutely blow my tiny little mind -- such as the above-referenced article.
Doctor Izzat Atiyya, of Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, has decided that the knotty problem of an Islamic woman working in private with an Islamic man not related to her can be easily solved by shari'a law: to wit, if she breastfeeds him, he then becomes a family member. According to his interpretation of shari'a.
Umm. Hmm. Uhh...
Wow. That's just ...
I can't add anything to that. I really can't. There simply are no words.
Read the analysis linked above for more mind-blowing quotes.
I'd like to thank Peter for sending me a link which will, no doubt, cause me to sit bolt upright in bed at three in the morning, babbling, "Do what??!!" at least once in the coming years.