Someone sent me an email telling me that KSA had banned some sites that they believe are hurting Islam. The Saudi authorities banned the Saudis from viewing these sites along many others. The email was to warn people like me from these sites and to praise the KSA decision.
I would never understand such logic. I don’t know how they are helping the image of Islam or Muslims by this ban. I don’t know how by banning them they are stopping what they believed as sources of spreading wrong ideas about Islam. I can never understand how the action of banning any website could do any good to the poor Saudi people unless the Saudi authorities mean to create a population of either super hackers or super dumps?!
A caller called on of those Fatwa programs on an Egyptian satellite channels. The caller had a question, or in fact the caller needed a justification and a clearance to divorce his wife of twenty years. The reason the caller gave was that his wife isn’t as sexually active as she used to be twenty years ago. Seems that the poor woman is fighting menopause, or maybe she is just fed up of his selfish technique so she isn’t as much into it as she used to be. The caller didn’t call to ask for help, or to ask for guidance to solve what seems to be a recent problem as he explained, the caller wanted the one giving the Fatwa to tell him to go divorce his wife and marry someone else. The caller didn’t complain that his wife was a bad wife, he didn’t complain that his wife is a bad mother, the caller’s problem was a sexual problem, the caller’s problem is a recent problem that might be a temporary problem, the caller didn’t seek help from a therapist or a doctor, the caller called to legitimize his desires of dumping the old meat and marrying a fresher one.
The problem is, one of the hosts of the show who is a male off course said the Islam gives that man the right to marry someone else to save this caller from Fitna.
So, finally I got to know that the religion I praise is all about legitimizing sex. Says who? Says that crazy caller and that crazy guy giving Fatwa.
These two incidents is dedicated to everyone who thinks that those who give Islam a bad name are crazy, ignorant westerners. If you are looking for those who give Islam a bad name look inside. Thanks to the efforts of KSA authorities and the Sex Fatwa on Dream TV.
The guy who said common sense isn’t that common was absolutely right; I bet he lived in the Arab world.