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Tuesday, 29 April 2008
Unclean Things

"One of its British advocates has said that it aims to rescue Muslims from the culture and civilisation of Jews and Christians by creating “such hatred for their ways as human beings have for urine and excreta."
--from the news article linked below

This is not surprising. At the official website of Al-Sistani, the Western world's favorite Iraqi cleric, whom the journalist Tom Friedman suggested should get a Nobel Prize for his presumed moderation and wonderfulness, the list of "unclean" things, things deemed najis, includes blood, feces, urine, dogs, pigs, and oh yes, Infidels.

Take a look yourself.

Posted on 04/29/2008 10:49 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
29 Apr 2008
Hugh Fitzgerald

Or, if you are discombobulated by the Arabic text, and forget to click on "English" and then to click on "Islamic Laws," , here is the relevant page:

84. The following ten things are essentially najis:

  1. Urine
  2. Faeces
  3. Semen
  4. Dead body
  5. Blood
  6. Dog
  7. Pig
  8. Kafir
  9. Alcoholic liquors
  10. The sweat of an animal who persistently eats najasat.