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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 Center told the seminar on Wednesday that Muslims who had taken up yoga should stop practicing as it could damage their faith, Bernama said.

Last week the Fatwa Council decreed that tomboyish behavior by girls, including wearing trousers, was immoral as it may lead to the practice of lesbian sex. (as if)

General Othman Mustapha, Reuters via Yahoo News 22 Comments [10/30/2008 8:00:42 PM]
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Ladies and gentlemen, theocracy in action!

10/30/2008 8:10:26 PM


Just admit it, you power-tripping lunatics - for you, banning stuff has become an end in itself, not a means.

10/30/2008 8:12:10 PM

Jesus Klingon

Dear Fatwah Council,

I don't share your petty hang-ups against yoga and tomboys. Get a grip, please.



10/30/2008 8:18:13 PM

The L

My mother was a pants-wearing tomboy, and she has never shown any signs of lesbianism. Surely, if she were going to turn gay, she would have done so by now?

10/30/2008 8:22:23 PM

Newsflash! It is now illegal for women to live in Kuala Lumpur. Women will be flown in for sex, flown back out, and all baby boys will be sent to live with their fathers as soon as they are weaned. Fuck the girls, toss 'em in the dump, evil sinful bitches.

10/30/2008 8:24:15 PM


Basically what they are trying to say: we cant have 4 wives if they fuck each other, ban it!

10/30/2008 8:41:00 PM


Seriously, what the eff?

10/30/2008 9:20:11 PM

Old Viking

They're banning a bear? What? Oh. Sorry.

10/30/2008 9:32:08 PM


Kudos to The National Fatwa Council. Shove your fat head right into the sand and pretend the world will get "better" according to your warped view. Pants on women? Yoga leading to lesbianism? I think Kuala Lumpur has more pressing social and economic problems to deal with.

10/30/2008 9:41:48 PM


I say we ban top Islamic councils. They keep breaking shit.

"Last week the Fatwa Council decreed that tomboyish behavior by girls, including wearing trousers, was immoral as it may lead to the practice of lesbian sex"

I remember that. It made me very sad.

@ 789232:

All the misogyny of Islamic fundies is hilarious when I imagine what they're aiming for: a country-wide sausage-fest.

10/30/2008 10:31:14 PM

Reverend Jeremiah

The reason why they say this is that Yoga is linked to Hindu and Budhist religions. Apparently it helps you acheive some form of enlightenment or something. It does help the body some, but this is all about philosophies, which means the Islamics will not tolerate ANY competition.

10/30/2008 11:32:57 PM


Any fundie religious organization, finding itself with secular power over a population, will issue bans against more and more ridiculous things. Not unlike serious addicts requiring a greater and greater fix.

Unfortunately, waiting for them to inevitably OD and die can tax the patience of a glacier.

10/30/2008 11:50:49 PM


Remind me to stay the hell away from Malaysia.

10/31/2008 12:31:08 AM

Dude, I think Malaysia has more important things to worry about then girls practicing yoga or wearing pants. You are only making a fool of yourself and your country.

10/31/2008 2:39:35 AM


Fucking ragheads.

10/31/2008 7:15:36 AM


Now, completely disregarding the utter idiocy of this quote, what's wrong with lesbians?

I love lesbians; most of them know more rude straight/gay jokes than most gay men.

10/31/2008 11:09:46 AM

Dan Onymous

Surely lesbian sex is easier if they're both wearing mini skirts?

10/31/2008 2:51:23 PM


I hope the day will come when the islamic world (as well as europe several hundred years ago) will get rid of the rule of the clergy.
Although one has to admit that they are a really good bad example. An example of the things that would happen within the USA if the christian fundamentalists wishes came true and they could turn the USA into a christian theocracy ;)

10/31/2008 3:25:04 PM

Mrs. Antichrist

I swear, I was born in the wrong time era. Freeze me in suspended animation and revive me in a few thousand years, when (or if) humanity finally stops with this religious bullshit.

By the way, I'm wearing pants right now... I'm pretty sure it hasn't resulted in an uncontrollable urge to engage in lesbian sex, but I'm just a woman -- what do I know about anything?

10/31/2008 4:26:44 PM


Not content with banning...

I feel the power and I want MORE!!!

10/31/2008 4:40:39 PM


Wearing pants made me bisexual!

As if.

BTW, dude, didn't your prophet wear robes and shit? You know, like dresses?

10/31/2008 10:12:01 PM

Your fellow religious brothers and sisters in the Middle East are still rolling their eyes up, wearing their well-trimmed trousers.

12/31/2008 12:22:17 PM

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