Egyptian Sheikh Declares Internet Search Term Predictions Sorcery!

Answering the question of a viewer of his show on Safa TV concerning search engines that predict user’s search terms, Sheikh Mustafa al-Adawy said that the method of suggesting words or phrases to the user could be considered haram. He likened this method to the practices of sorcerers and soothsayers.

The sheikh went on to add that this “not permitted by any means.”

  • Alain

    Wow, I am such a sorcerer, although can’t hold a candle to Google. Never would have guessed.

    • Witch!

      • Minicapt

        The other one!


        • Alain

          What’s the other one?

      • Alain

        I do try but unfortunately am no Harry Potter.

  • Frau Katze

    Sorcery? I guess that excuse used to work in pre-Internet days and it’s still in the manual of excuses.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      They’re so suggestible.

    • Alain

      True. Thankfully we have advanced to accepting more progressive excuses such as: it was due to white racism or white colonialism, it was due to being oppressed, poverty or because my parents never hugged me. I am sure I missed a few.

  • Nan

    Well of course it’s sorcery! It’s impossible that anyone could design predictive technology.