Monday, March 05, 2007
Egyptian Mullah Issues Fatwa...
A Damned Reasonable One!
I loved this bit...
"Islam never differentiates between men and women, so it is not rational for us to think that God has placed a sign to indicate the virginity of women without having a similar sign to indicate the virginity of men," El Gindy said.
"Any man who is concerned about his prospective wife’s hymen should first provide a proof that he himself is virgin," he added.
While it is sad that this is necessary or even news, this Fatwa a genuinely good thing.
Small steps....but steps nonetheless.
Update: Fixed link...Original link via the Moderate Voice (which is down as I type this)