Saudi cleric condemns snowmen as anti-Islamic

DUBAI – A prominent Saudi Arabian cleric has whipped up controversy by issuing a religious ruling forbidding the building of snowmen, described them as anti-Islamic.

Asked on a religious website if it was permissible for fathers to build snowmen for their children after a snowstorm in the country’s north, Sheikh Mohammed Saleh al-Munajjid replied: “It is not permitted to make a statue out of snow, even by way of play and fun.”

Quoting from Muslim scholars, Sheikh Munajjid argued that to build a snowman was to create an image of a human being, an action considered sinful under the kingdom’s strict interpretation of Sunni Islam.

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  • mobuyus

    You have got to be fucking kidding me.

    • There is no fun in Islam.

      • Exile1981

        Islam putting the fun back in Fundamental since 632 AD

  • moraywatson

    “Everybody Build Snohammed Day”!

    • Good idea!

    • Gary

      Great, have Mo with the carrot between his legs and a smaller snow man version with a Hijab to be Aisha . Muhammad was 54 when he had sex with 9 year old Aisha. Imam’s now try to deny it , but they dig the hole deeper for islamic ignorance by claiming that nobody really knew Aisha true age and she was closer to 16 .
      Right , muslims didn’t know how to count the seasons while Aisha’s mother was a village idiot and didn’t know her age either.
      But watch out , it could be a Human Rights case by several groups like NAMBLA upset at mocking pedophilia, NAC seeing misogyny, and the LGBTQT’s demanding a trans-gender lesbian with a Black male inside them that’s offended by Whitey, the Carrot, and that it’s not a same-gender pedophilia to make Ben Levin and the TDSB feel better .

  • Censored_often

    Frosty might be really bad since he smokes a pipe, too! This is ‘haram’!

  • Ron MacDonald

    The devil made me do it.

    • Exile1981

      uggg

  • David Murrell

    Which leads one to think that the good Sheikh Mohammed Saleh al-Munajjid (say that five times quickly!) would dislike the Michael Keaton film “Jack Frost” (1998):
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0141109/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_35

    a Christmas season flick about a talking snowman.

    Indeed, the good sheikh’s rulings would discriminate against Nordic countries, where snowperson’s (can’t say “snowmen”) proliferate. But since Nordic countries inherently are cultures-of-whiteness, perhaps leaning institutions like the Ontario Institute for the Studies of Education might have a job opening for our learned sheikh.

  • killsmith

    These people sure like to take every last vestige of joy out of life.

    • barb

      Yes. Why not die?

      • chayisun

        That is why there are so many suicide “bombers”. They are the smart muslims. Which, isn’t really much of a stretch.

  • Barrington Minge

    ‘king eidiot…

  • b_marco

    How about icefishing? Problems with that in and around Riyadh too?

  • ontario john

    But its ok to blow up young girls in Nigeria. Funny old world isn’t it?

  • Rosenmops

    If we build a Mohammed snowman he will get really angry.

    • moraywatson

      When you build Snohammed, muslims will get angry. But when it melts……!!!!!

      • Rosenmops

        There heads will explode!

    • Curly Bill

      Do we care?

      • Rosenmops

        Hell no, I hope he gets so angry he spontaneously combusts 🙂

        • Curly Bill

          I’m with you, friend. 🙂

  • Xavier

    Q: If Islam can be modified to preclude snowman, why can’t it be modified to preclude terrorism?

    A: It can, but terror is the way to the Caliphate.

  • barb

    The headline rolled up on my Disqus dashboard: “Saudi Cleric Condemns Snowmen as Anti-Islamic” . . . and my initial thought was, “What’s this? I don’t subscribe to a humor blog??”

  • chayisun

    This typical brain damaged Islamic thug must have come up with this as he sat on his rump leafing through his latest copy of Penthouse wondering just what idiotic idea he could come up with today. Next it’s ice cream.

    Maybe he would ban the use of cars and motorcycles next except that would impact on the employment of suicide slugs.

  • tom_billesley

    This is my favourite crazy islam pronouncement – the Ahmadiyya muslim cleric who announced that eating pork makes you gay.
    http://sheikyermami.com/ahmadiyya-sect-in-germany-eating-pork-makes-you-homosexual/

    • barb

      You can’t make this stuff up! LOLOL

  • Dana Garcia

    So I guess a snowdoggie would be a double bad.

  • just a thought

    harmless snowmen – bad
    Ghosts, ghouls, demons and jinn – ok, because muxkmudd the perverse wrote about them in his epic work of fiction.

  • simus1

    The fatheads get paid by the fatwah.

  • Minicapt