I'm jealous of Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie. No, I don't covet his writing skills. I have always wanted my very own Fatwa.
So, when I heard about a new Fatwa, I was hoping it was for me. I was shocked when I saw this title: "MUSLIMS MAY EAT THEIR WIVES"
At first I thought, how progressive of the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Sheikh. He has finally endorsed cunnilingus for Muslims. The sweet sounds of multiple orgasms will be ringing throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia tonight because the Mufti has embraced muff diving.
Butt, then I read beyond the title and I was horrified when I saw this:
a new fatwa which permits a man to eat his wife in the event that he is afflicted with a severe hunger and fear of starving. He can now, according to Sharia, Islamic law, eat parts of her body, or eat the flesh so that his hunger is satisfied.
The Mufti has actually endorsed cannibalism. How civilized. What's he going to endorse next, pedophilia?
The Mufti also issued a fatwa a few weeks ago which said that marriage of minors under the age of 15 years is permissible, stressing that so far intentions to discuss the issue do not exist.
The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia is the head of Sharia Law, and the fatwas he issues are to be followed by Muslims around the world.
This seed was published as news (not satire). Other publications also presented it as real news (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/top-saudi-sheikh-issues-bizarre-5491142).
Butt, it appears that the original article was satire:
More recently, it has been Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah who has been in the news due to his alleged fatwas. It was widely reported that Sheikh Abdullah issued a fatwa permitting men to eat their wives if they were starving.
The story was reported in Arabic by an obscure Lebanese newspaper and a pro-Iranian news channel, unsourced and with no indication of where it had come from. It was quickly denied by the Grand Mufti through Saudi state media and emerged to have come from a satirical column by a Moroccan blogger.
The piece first appeared in CNN Arabic and was picked up by a number of newspapers including the Daily Mirror. IBTimes UK also reported the story, but has since clarified it to emphasis Sheikh Abdullah's denial. http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/salman-rushdie-sex-dead-history-fatwa-1495763