Not to be outdone by extremists in Israel today, leading Saudi cleric Sheikh Saleh al-Fozan in Riyadh has called for the execution for people who read horoscopes on television as “sorcerers.” This follows another leading cleric, Sheikh Saleh al-Lohaidan, calling for the death of television station owners for unIslamic programming in the form of comedies and soap operas.
Saleh al-Fozan, a member of the Higher Council of Clerics, explained that Islam demands nothing less than death for reading a horoscope — it appears that canceling a subscription is not an option: “Sorcerers who appear on satellite channels who are proven to be sorcerers have committed a great crime … and the Muslim consensus is that the apostate’s punishment is death by the sword.” Furthermore, he wants anyone who calls into the shows to be identified and denied Muslim services: “Those who call in to these shows should not be accorded Muslim rites when they die.” I only wonder if the horoscopes this month mentioned “difficulty in personal relationship and periodic executions.”
Fozan’s colleague on the Higher Council of Clerics, Sheikh Saleh al-Lohaidan called for the death of owners of Arab TV shows. While the world may view Lohaidan as a certifiable nut case, he happens to be the head of Saudi Arabia’s Islamic sharia courts. He has promised “to put to death through the judicial process” television owners who show comedies and soap operas.
One can understand the need for Fozen to close the execution gap by targeting horoscope readers. Lohaidan will now have to execute weathermen who give unIslamic forecasts.
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I wasn’t certain where to put this so I’m putting it under a “religious insanity” post (in this case, insanity by right wing christians). A response to the fear mongering christian right wing DVD: “Obsession” (I subtitle it-the smell of fear by Calvin Kleen) by the Muslim community, which is quite large, in Toledo follows:
“The leadership of the local Muslim community met late last night and among other things it was decided that it is very urgent and extremely important that all of us send a letter to The Toledo Blade about their very unfortunate decision to send the “Obsession” DVD to every Sunday Blade reader.
Please be brief, to the point and avoid harsh, impolite language, remembering that Rasool-Allah (s.a.w.) practised beauty of discourse.
Points you might want to consider (some, not all 🙂 in the letter:
The DVD is pure hatemongering and incites fear and panic
The Blade is supposed to disseminate news and not be an instrument of the spread of hate
For a few dollars, The Blade should not compromise its standing of fairness and truth and justice in reporting and analyzing news
By carrying the DVD The Blade has endangered Muslims in the Greater Toledo area for people are not able to distinguish between “radical Islam” and Islam and the DVD does not make the distinction.
The DVD can cause a backlash against Muslims and those that resemble them
The Blade used very poor judgement in carrying this hatefilled DVD
Muslims in North America have made countless positive contributions to our nation in every field.
We must flood The Blade with letters so that they get the message and print the letters in the paper as well.”
What do they have against Nancy Reagan??
What do they got against Miss Cleo?
“Sorcerers who appear on satellite channels who are proven to be sorcerers have committed a great crime … ”
Thank god that atheist came through for one celebrity sorcerer in India and showed he was just a sham. I’m starting a new program–Saved by and Atheist.
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