Stupid fundamentalist tricks

More wacky pronouncements from fundamentalists, this time, a fundamentalist Muslim:
An Egyptian cleric's controversial fatwa claiming that nudity during sexual intercourse invalidates a marriage has uncovered a rift among Islamic scholars.

According to the religious edict issued by Rashad Hassan Khalil, a former dean of Al-Azhar University's faculty of Sharia (or Islamic law), "being completely naked during the act of coitus annuls the marriage."

The religious decree sparked a hot debate on the private satellite network Dream's popular religious talk show and on the front page of Al-Masri Al-Yom, Egypt's leading independent daily newspaper.

Suad Saleh, who heads the women's department of Al-Azhar's Islamic studies faculty, pleaded for "anything that can bring spouses closer to each other" and rejected the claim that nudity during intercourse could invalidate a union.

During the live televised debate, Islamic scholar Abdel Muti dismissed the fatwa: "Nothing is prohibited during marital sex, except of course sodomy."

For his part, Al-Azhar's fatwa committee chairman Abdullah Megawar argued that married couples could see each other naked but should not look at each other's genitalia and suggested they cover up with a blanket during sex.
These guys sure know how to take the fun out of everything, don't they? I wonder if leaving a ring or a watch on would cover the not being "completely" naked part. Perhaps the couple could both wear hats or keep their socks on...


  1. In 1906 Mark Twain wrote, "Of all the delights of this world man cares most for sexual intercourse. He will go any length for it-risk fortune, character, reputation, life itself. and what do you think he has done? He has left it out of his heaven! Prayer takes its place."

    Now this guy want to take a good deal of the fun out of it here on earth also.

  2. I don´t understand that this utterly ridiculous statement is even discussed by islamic scholars. OK, religion may have something to say about last things (why not, this field is purely speculation and nobody is disqualified), but life? What does a book know about that?
    Those people have too much time on their hands and no regular work, I guess.

  3. Rashad Hassan Khalil obviously read the report showing a sales slump at Victorias Secret and owns stock in the company.

  4. Ah, the fundies. Just what is it about sexuality that terrifies them so? Most of them seem to be stuck in a kind of prissy pre-adolescence - somewhere between shock and giggling tittilation. Sigh. Will humankind never grow up?

  5. I assumed that Khalil was making a responsible, progressive case for condom use. Did I read it wrong?

  6. It's kind of like going in for a pap smear; I always leave my socks on. I feel more dressed that way.... : )

  7. I should reconsider wearing contacts again.

  8. Victoria's Secret, my foot. This guy's got to be on the payroll of Frederick's of Hollywood.

    Perhaps they got stuck with a big inventory of crotchless panties or something.

  9. I like the hat idea. Couples could come up with their "special hats" - when she's wearing hers she's saying, Let's get it on tonight. In a way that the kids don't understand, Dad has a smile the rest of the night and the next day. If she's wearing her hat backwards, she's saying, I have a headache. Sideways, and she's looking for something a little kinky. The hat sex code, perhaps?

  10. Once again, this is proof that there is no FUN in fundamentalism.

  11. Well, ok, most guys like us better in some sort of bondage gear anyway ... ;)

    (have to laugh, have to take our joy where we find it)


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