Breastfeeding Fatwa Aftershocks

Remember the "Breast feeding Fatwa "? Yeah, me too. It drove me crazy not to write about it. Well, it seems that  even thought the idiot who issued it got fired from Al Azhar , there are some people who still take it seriously. Like This Algerian dude, who is threatehning his wife with divorce if she doesn;t breastfeed his visiting friend, since he will be staying with them throughout Ramadan. When the story came out, Shams El Deen Borby, one of Algeria's biggest Fatwa issuers, issues a warning against "Imported Fatwas". Cause, you know, Islamic Fatwas are regional and not universal.

Borby gets to put in a luagh though, with his proclamation that this isn't the first time such a case is presented to him. Apprently an Elderly Merchant once called him and told him that he has a young lucious girl working in his store. He also informed him that he had heard of the Breastfeeding Fatwa and really liked it, and wanted to "implement it" with the said employee.

Gotta love the Middle East! 

0 comment on Breastfeeding Fatwa Aftershocks

  1. Fady
    September 24, 2007 at 8:56 pm

    Last time I checked, Algeria was not in the Middle East.

  2. bleeker
    September 24, 2007 at 9:27 pm

    Fady you are too on the ball for this kinda crowd. Toime and time again you will be proven a martyr here. Slowly one after the other they will swarm you like Army ants. The only reason I come here is to help with my stubborn bowel movements

  3. Nomad
    September 24, 2007 at 10:59 pm

    Erotica in Church

    ‘Lactans’ iconography probably derives from Egyptian statues of sitting Isis who is nursing her son Horus. Breastfeeding as an artistic motif was very popular again in the Central Europe during the 15th and 16th century. This motive, spread from Spain, usually represents lactating Maria, pressing her naked breast, sprinkling Saint Bernard with milk on his lips (receiving oracle), eyes (clairvoyance), or his forehead (wisdom).

    there is also a story in mythology where an old man is breath feed by his daughter, cause there isn’t anything left to eat

    I can’t recall the name of the painter at the moment, but there are also some renaissance paintings about the same subject

  4. elengil
    October 1, 2007 at 2:32 am

    So… I guess I can’t marry my fiance now?

    I wonder how this fatwa does/would have affected married people? hmmmmm

  5. baby breastfeeding
    December 18, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    A lot of wierd things happen in the world…
    People is getting crazy day by day.


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