After Trousers, Malaysia Muslim body targets yoga
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters Life!) - Not content with banning women from wearing trousers, Malaysia's top Islamic council now wants a ban on yoga, according to a report on state news agency Bernama.
The National Fatwa Council's Deputy Director-General Othman Mustapha told reporters after a seminar on Islamic jurisprudence on Thursday that the announcement would be made soon.
Professor Zakaria Stapa of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's Islamic Studies Centre told the seminar on Wednesday that Muslims who had taken up yoga should stop practising as it could damage their faith, Bernama said.
Last week the Fatwa Council decreed that tomboyish behaviour by girls, including wearing trousers, was immoral as it may lead to the practise of lesbian sex.
Gay sex is prohibited in this country of 27 million people where over half of the population is Muslim.Wow, what a bummer! I think I spend too much of my time bashing the US government. I should be bashing the Malaysia government.
Don't they know how hot girl-on-girl action is? And that almost 80% of women are at least bi-sexual. Actually I just made that number up, but it seems right.
I really don't have a least favorite religon, but Muslim's have some silly rules and traditions. Sometimes I think its better to be Amish than a Muslim. Whats next banning women from wearing red?