Monday, February 05, 2007

Shooting Crap

This is very irritating. First Egypt's top Muslim cleric or mufti, Sheikh Ali Gomaa, rules in an official fatwa published by leading state daily Al-Ahram that Islam bars women from becoming head of state.

Then the London-based daily Al-Hayyat reports that the mufti issued another fatwa, according to which women can become heads of states.

I can't believe that seven years into the twenty first century, this is even an issue to issue fatwas on. Am I the only one who finds this extremely boring? If the mufti really issued these contradicting fatwas, then it's a pity he wasn't aboard the doomed United 93 flight on Setember 11. He would surely have humanely bored most of the passengers to death, long before the aircraft crashed into a field in Shanksville, Pensylvania.

In the US, shooting crap means gambling, whereas in Egypt (where gambling is forbidden) it means issuing contradicting and irrelevant fatwas.

Can a woman be head of state? Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeez... Can anyone?


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