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.
While many Muslims rebuffed the idea on social media, some took his side:
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)