April 09, 2015

Saudi Fatwa: Eating Wife Is Halal

From The Jerusalem Post via Weasel Zippers:

Saudi Arabia's highest religious authority has issued a fatwa allowing a starving man to eat his wife in order to save himself, causing a stir among the Kingdom's residents, London-based daily al-Quds al-Arabi reported.

Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Sheikh, according to the report, said that the act would display the wife's obedience to her husband and her willingness to become one with his flesh. [...]

Following the report Saudi media accused Iranian media of fabricating the fatwa, noting that the fatwa was not on the official's website.

The only thing that really surprises me is that they are blaming the Iranian media. That's a refreshing change from the usual of blaming the Jews.

It should be noted that Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Sheikh is a moderate Muslim. Last year, he denounced ISIS as un-Islamic. So, implementing strict sharia (similar to Saudi Arabia's own state laws) as ISIS does = haram. Eating your wife = halal.

By DMartyr at 04:04 PM | Comments |