Saturday, February 4, 2012

Cardboard Khomeini causes controversy; Tehranians Tee-heeing

What are they thinking.  Creepy doesn't even begin to explain this one.

All I can say is, this is Islam.

From the BBC Feb 3

Cardboard cut-out Ayatollah Khomeini tours Tehran

The "2-D" Ayatollah arrives in Tehran

As the countdown to the 33rd anniversary of Iran's Islamic revolution gets under way, a cardboard cut-out version of the revolution's founder has gone on a tour of the capital city, Tehran.
The idea was to re-enact the first moments of Ayatollah Khomeini's arrival back in the country after exile in Paris.
But within a short time jokes about the cut-out began circulating on social networking sites.


Anonymous said...

"All I can say is, this is Islam."

Not it is not Islam. Rather it is Shi'ism. Two points:

1) Khomeini has been declared to be a non-Muslim by Shaykh al-Albani and many other Muslim Shaykh. Here is one fatwa:

2) Picture-making of animate objects (humans, animals) is forbidden. And so is idolatry, which is considered to be the greatest in Islam.

So really this cardboard cut-out of Khomeini is un-Islamic.

Anonymous said...

By the way, you mock this (and rightly so) but what do you say of this:

Hehe. Hypocrisy, much?