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    Saudi cleric condemns snowmen as anti-Islamic

    (Reuters) - A prominent Saudi Arabian cleric has whipped up controversy by issuing a religious ruling forbidding the building of snowmen, described them as anti-Islamic.

    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."

    Saudi cleric condemns snowmen as anti-Islamic | Reuters

    This is the view of one of those "moderates" we hear so much about.

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    Re: Saudi cleric condemns snowmen as anti-Islamic

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    (Reuters) - A prominent Saudi Arabian cleric has whipped up controversy by issuing a religious ruling forbidding the building of snowmen, described them as anti-Islamic.

    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."

    Saudi cleric condemns snowmen as anti-Islamic | Reuters

    This is the view of one of those "moderates" we hear so much about.
    Twitter exploded in protest.. The old cleric is just plain silly.

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    Re: Saudi cleric condemns snowmen as anti-Islamic

    A lot of bans for the Muslim community.
    We went from sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me to safe spaces.

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    Re: Saudi cleric condemns snowmen as anti-Islamic

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    A lot of bans for the Muslim community.
    Why would anyone want to ban these?

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    Re: Saudi cleric condemns snowmen as anti-Islamic

    How often do people build snowmen in Saudi Arabia?
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    Re: Saudi cleric condemns snowmen as anti-Islamic

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    How often do people build snowmen in Saudi Arabia?
    Not often.. it snows ever year of so up around Tobruk.

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    Re: Saudi cleric condemns snowmen as anti-Islamic

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    How often do people build snowmen in Saudi Arabia?
    Seriously, a fatwa against snowmen? Saudis push back on Twitter. - CSMonitor.com

    This came via Arab news..

    Seriously, a fatwa against snowmen? Saudis push back on Twitter. - CSMonitor.com

    By consensus they can throw off a fatwa such as this snowman thing.

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    Re: Saudi cleric condemns snowmen as anti-Islamic

    It's all likely about idolatry, like this:

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    Re: Saudi cleric condemns snowmen as anti-Islamic

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    (Reuters) - A prominent Saudi Arabian cleric has whipped up controversy by issuing a religious ruling forbidding the building of snowmen, described them as anti-Islamic.

    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."

    Saudi cleric condemns snowmen as anti-Islamic | Reuters

    This is the view of one of those "moderates" we hear so much about.

    Can you confirm to me that particular cleric is a "moderate" or just another lone crazy kook. Many people might call Pat Robertson a prominent minister but most probably don't agree with this: Pat Robertson says divorcing a spouse with Alzheimer’s is OK - Believe It or Not
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    Re: Saudi cleric condemns snowmen as anti-Islamic

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    Can you confirm to me that particular cleric is a "moderate" or just another lone crazy kook. Many people might call Pat Robertson a prominent minister but most probably don't agree with this: Pat Robertson says divorcing a spouse with Alzheimer’s is OK - Believe It or Not
    Clerics and Imams don't exist in a vacuum they are representative of a community. They now issue religious rulings over every facet of life. The fact is, this isn't the only seemingly crazy (by western standards) ruling they have made.

    This is the group we are told we need to appeal to to stop radical islam.

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