You thought cartoons depicting Muhammad were the low point for fundamentalist Muslim rage?
Turns out snowmen piss off one “prominent Saudi Arabian cleric,” too:
Asked on a religious website if it was permissible for fathers to build snowmen for their children after a snowstorm in the country’s north, Sheikh Mohammed Saleh al-Munajjid replied: “It is not permitted to make a statue out of snow, even by way of play and fun.”
Quoting from Muslim scholars, Sheikh Munajjid argued that to build a snowman was to create an image of a human being, an action considered sinful under the kingdom’s strict interpretation of Sunni Islam.
Sheikh Munajjid had some supporters, however. “It (building snowmen) is imitating the infidels, it promotes lustiness and eroticism,” one wrote.
I knew that carrot inspired something Freudian in all of us…
Let’s hope the kids who would normally make these snowmen have no imaginary friends or there will be a fatwa declared on them.
(Thanks to everyone for the link)