Friday, February 20, 2009

Knowing which side your bread is buttered on...

Sheikh Mohamed Al-Najimi, member of the Saudi Islamic Jurisprudence Academy, based his statement on a saying by the prophet that prohibited all kinds of dealings with alcohol including buying, selling, carrying, serving, drinking, and manufacturing, the Saudi newspaper Shams reported Thursday.

Saudi and Muslim youth studying abroad would violate the prohibition if they used bio fuel, he said, since it “is basically made up of alcohol.”

Quelle surprise.

Of course, going to strip clubs and keggers while studying abroad is a sin, too, but the prohibition doesn't seem to restrain Muslim college students at a noticeably higher rate than it does Methodist ones.

(H/T to Unc.)

16 comments:

kahr40 said...

I figured it had more to do with "the family business is oil stupid. Don't give business to the competition."

Tam said...

Ya think? ;)

Anonymous said...

I never met any Methodists in strip clubs, oops, I haven't ever been in a strip club. Nevermind...

Armed Texan said...

The prohibitions didn't seem to restrain the holy warriors either.

El Capitan said...

Oh, don't worry. Before too long, the Chosen One will be allowing the mutaween to roam freely on college campuses enforcing Sharia law. Hell, with the current speech codes and mandatory diversity rules, they're halfway there already...

Tam said...

"I never met any Methodists in strip clubs, oops, I haven't ever been in a strip club. Nevermind..."

If they wave, they're Methodists. If they don't, they're Baptists.

Anonymous said...

..and if they're shaved, they're Mennonites. E-van.

Nathan Brindle said...

The stupid bullshit that emanates from the oil ticks is mostly meant to make us stick our fingers in our ears and go "la la la I can't hear you" while they cut production, raise prices, hold camel beauty contests, mutilate little girls, and bugger little boys.

I'm no ethanol fan, but the oil ticks are about to change my mind on that subject. Kind of like I wish we'd introduce them to the concept of nuclear energy by setting off a few 20MT jobs over places like Riyadh and Tehran.

But there I go, dreaming again.

The Hermit said...

We see Sheik Mohammad has not been hanging out in Beirut anytime in the last 50 years or so.

Anonymous said...

Isn't "alcohol" a funny-looking word? That's because it's Arabic. They invented alcohol, and used it to make perfume. Think there's a sura against aftershave? Then you don't know any Arabs.

They invented the float-valve flush mechanism too. Think of that next time you go east of Eden.

Anonymous said...

I hope they like walking.

Doesn't all gas made in the USA contain alcohol? I rather thought that the government had replaced MTBE with it.

Oh well, maybe the arabs can still use diesel.

DirtCrashr said...

Prohibitions against fornication seems to have little effect either.

tanksoldier said...

All gasoline in the US has alcohol in it, so no driving cars for them at all.

On the flip side biodiesel is NOT alcoholic so they would be safe with that.

Ed Foster said...

He should have been at the University of Hartford in the 70's. Every single Iranian there was a good ol'boy with a blond or Jewish girlfriend and a taste for Scotch neat.

How typical they were of the breed I don't know, as they were pretty much all children of the Shah's diplomatic sevice, raised in England, the U.S., or other English speaking countries.

But a fun bunch of guys who really knew how to party, and who thought the holy roller imams were glow in the dark embarrassments.

I still keep in touch with the Gudarzi brothers, out on the west coast, and get stories from them they've heard from friends and family still stuck behind the Imam Curtain.

It seems that the powers that be over there leave the western educated professionals alone as long as they do the rag thing in public. They need their technical expertise too much to chase them out of the country.

In private, the burkas come off, the slinky little black dresses go on, and the fastest way to get rich in Tehran is to become a whiskey runner, supplying the nightly parties.

With satellite dishes and internet access, the people who keep the sorry place running are essentially insulated from the crazies and uglies once they get home.

Sadly, the prevailing thought among Iranis in the west is that there is no chance of these people trying to overthrow the regime. Too many spies, and to strong a sense of loyalty to others of thier class.

I do remember the little black dresses fondly. For reference, Iranis are Persian, and speak a language fairly closely related to Russian and Polish. And at least half of the Persian girls I went to school with looked like clones of Catherine Bell from JAG, a Persian-American born in London.

Robert said...

Still OK on the honor wife-beheading though I see.

Kevin said...

I wonder if they routinely refuse to fly on jets that have de-icing fluid systems.

That also makes me wonder if there were any pork products, alcohol, or other proscribed items in the WTC when they were attacked? That would kinda make the whole martyr thing moot, eh?