Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Syria: Aleppo rebel sharia committee issues fatwa against eating ‘colonial’ croissants

From Al Arabiya:
A sharia committee in a rebel-held area of Aleppo issued a fatwa deeming croissants ‘haram’ (forbidden in Islamic law) because of their “colonial” significance, pan-Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat reported on Tuesday.

Croissants’ crescent shape celebrates European victory over Muslims, according to the fatwa (religious ruling).
It seems like just yesterday the Syrian rebels were eating human hearts, and today they refuse to eat croissants.

I wonder if the vegetables are safe.