Halal or Not: Muslim Scholar Issues Fatwa Prohibiting Facebook Friends of the Opposite Sex
Entry into paradise just got trickier...
Because centuries of discrimination, witch hunts, prejudice, and Mad Men aren’t enough to make you want to rip out your vagina, women are now expected to unfriend every one of their male Facebook friends, or rot in hell for all eternity! According to one scholar at least.
Dr. Salim AbdulGaleel, Professor of Islamic Studies and former Deputy Minister of Religious Endowments, issued a fatwa against virtual gender intermixing, reports Youm7. The scholar went on to explain that Facebook is responsible for one third of divorces, according to a British study. His ironclad reasoning has also been lauded by Azharian scholar and media personality, Sheikh Khaled ElGuindi, who exchanges passwords with his wife.
So, there you have it, folks! Get ready to give up your Facebook squeeze. To quote Julia Louis-Drefus: “It’s getting trickier and trickier to satirize this stuff.”