Saudi cleric declares war on birthdays

A Saudi cleric has issued a fatwa on birthdays, claiming the celebrations are too costly. Advisor to the Royal Court Abdullah al-Mutlaq announced the ban on state television, blowing out the candles on those eager to mark their annual milestone.

“We do not want to open up that door to ourselves because people do not have that kind of money to spend,” he was cited as saying by local media, after a caller asked if it was ok to celebrate the birthdays of children and wives.

“We want to save up for our households and they now want to destroy themselves with these parties… which are unbeneficial things that Islam does not promote,” the religious leader explained.

  • Tooth&Claw

    There is no fun in Islam.

    • Maurice Miner

      Definitely Party Poopers…

    • Alain

      Not necessarily, it is just that their version of fun is very different. For them fun is watching blood flow from decapitaded infidels, watching some innocent pregnant woman and her baby die, watching a woman accused of being alone with a man being stoned or caned or slitting the throat of an animal.

      For both Islam and the Left all normal fun must be banned along with any actual humour or comedy.

  • J. C.

    Islam – Sucking the joy out of life since 610 A.D. 🙁

    (In case you’re wondering about the date, I got it from Wikipedia… “beginning at age 40 in 610 CE, according to the earliest surviving biographies, Muhammad reported revelations that he believed to be from God”)

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      Well that was the story he told later. His first impression was that he had been possessed by a demon. That was the correct assessment, of course. You can tell by the behavior of muzzies. As Jesus said, you know the tree by the fruit.

      • J. C.

        Well, no one really expects Wikipedia to be 100% truthful… 😉

      • tom_billesley

        He’d been taking Datura stramonium, the Arabian version of Locoweed.

  • xavier

    Fun must be abolished. Life is a vale of tears so sick it up

  • Dave

    No christmas, no birthdays. Where have I heard that before?

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The Saudis remain stuck on stupid, even as their power over the oil market declines.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      It’s the Islam. It acts as a mental retardant.

  • Nermal

    All fundies tend to be fun Police. They are miserable so everyone else has to be so too.

  • J. C.

    Wiki is good for the quick referencing of general info, but definitely too pc for accurate info.