Enjoy eternal damnation, infidels...
This post is not the early edition of Friday Porn, but another reminder how batshit crazy the faith of Islam is. The International Herald Tribune reports that an Egyptian religious scholar issued a fatwa stating a man could overcome his faith's objections to working alongside a woman through...breast-feeding. This decree is one of thousands issued every month by Muslim clerics, some of whom use fatwas to bridge the gap between the Islam and modernity, others to govern the daily behavior of their flock through strict literal interpretations of the Koran (i.e. martyrdom killings of non-believers, children, and innocents; subjugation of women, etc).
The IHT reporter also interviews Grand Mufti, the alternately progressive/retrograde scholar who decreed six years ago that Mohammed's disciples blessed themselves by drinking his urine. Mufti later said his fatwa was an interpretation not meant to encourage piss-drinking.
The breast-feeding opinion was roundly criticized and mocked by pundits - and its author eventually recanted his ruling - but this incident is just another example of Islam's bizarre occult rituals. Their religious leaders have created a backwards society that trails the rest of the world in human rights, personal freedom, and basic dignity.