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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Winning Islamic Hearts and Minds, One Nip at a Time

Via The Corner:

CAIRO (Reuters) - Cairo's al-Azhar Islamic University on Monday suspended a lecturer who suggested that men and women work colleagues could use symbolic breastfeeding to get around a religious ban on being alone together.

The lecturer, Ezzat Atiya, had drawn on Islamic traditions which forbid sexual relations between a man and a woman who has breastfed him to suggest that symbolic breastfeeding could be a way around strict segregation of males and females.

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The Dubai-based channel Al Arabiya quoted him as saying that after five breastfeedings the man and woman could be alone together without violating Islamic law and the woman could remove her headscarf to reveal her hair.
Clever, I guess. Jesus, what absolute shit-holes these countries are. You have scholars coming up with ideas like symbolic breastfeeding, only because they need a way around segregation of the sexes. Another reminder of why it is so repulsive that we send billions of taxpayer dollars to prop up these totalitarian regimes in the name of realism. And they still hate us. Enough all ready. What's the point? Eventually these places will descend into revolution and the new guys/radicals who come in to power, will use past US support for the former dictator against us. It's a losing proposition no matter how you look at it.

Full article here.

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