Friday, January 13, 2012

Oh those naked Pharoahs!

Many things are haram in Islam; blood, dogs, pigs, Jews, statues of naked rulers.  The Salafist cleric Abdel Moneim El-Shahat says they are a heresy and "rotten."  He also condemns renowned (but now dead) novelist Naguib Mahfouz and his 1988 Nobel Prize book "Children of the Alley" as being un-Islamic.

And if Shahat had his way, women would be veiled.

He must really misunderstand Islam.

From Ahram Online January 12

Naked images of Pharoahs are heresy, says Salafist leader

Images of naked Pharaohs on Egypt’s temples are tantamount to heresy, prominent Salafist Abdel Moneim El-Shahat said on Wednesday.

El-Shahat, who failed to win an independent seat for the Nour Party in recent parliamentary elections, had previously called Egypt’s Pharaonic heritage “rotten.”

Speaking to Moataz El-Demerdash on El-Hayat 2 Channel on Wednesday evening, El-Shahat also reiterated his controversial comments about Egypt’s renowned novelist Naguib Mahfouz, stressing that his novel Awlad Harretna (Children of the Alley), one of the books that earned him a Nobel prize in 1988, violated the principles of Islam.

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