Sunday, October 07, 2007

Saudi Officials Launch Fatwa Website

Imagine you are a pedestrian walking alongside a busy highway in Riyadh. An unveiled woman driving alone and chugging a beer in a bright red convertible passes you at an alarming speed with her music blaring and her hair flowing out behind her in a canopy of blatant western decadence.

Of course, the woman must be punished.

But, should she be stoned, drowned, beaten, hanged, whipped, or merely chastised? With fatwas coming from everywhere on every topic, how is a person supposed to know which one takes precedent?

Fortunately, the Saudi government has recognized the difficult problem of weeding through all the rules and wants to help!

Thanks (seriously) to the BBC.

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