13 August 2008

Attractions at a Sixth-Century Theme Park

Welcome to Dark Ages Revival Land! There won't be thrill rides, festive parades, colorful food or family fun, but you can expect your goat to be offed:

Hameed al-Hayyes, a Sunni elder, told Reuters: "They even killed female goats because their private parts were not covered and their tails were pointed upward, which they said was haram. Women were not allowed to buy cucumbers, only men." ucumbers, only men."

Other farcical stipulations include an edict not to buy or sell ice-cream, because it did not exist in the time of the Prophet, while hair salons and shops selling cosmetics have also been bombed.

If there's any good news here, it's that average folk in Iraq are fast growing weary of the fanatical whackjobs trying to beat them backwards by about a thousand years. Praise Allah, I guess, but do NOT pass the pickles!

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