Islamic Cleric Warns Cucumbers too Sexy for Women

Cairo/ bikyamasr:  An Islamic cleric based in Europe said that women should not be close to bananas or cucumbers, in order to avoid any “sexual thoughts.”

The unnamed sheikh, who was featured in an article on el-Sawsana news, was quoted saying that if women wish to eat these food items, a third party, preferably a male related to them such as a father or a husband, should cut the items into small pieces and serve them.

He said that these fruits and vegetables “resemble the male penis” and hence could arouse women or make them think of sex.

He also added carrots and zucchini to the list of forbidden foods for women.

The sheikh was asked how to keep an eye on women when they are out grocery shopping and whether holding these items at the market should be banned for them. The cleric answered saying this matter is between them and God.

Answering another question about what to do if women in the family like these kind of food, the sheikh advised that a family male member would take the food and cut it for them in a hidden place so they cannot see it.

The opinion has stirred a storm of mockery and denouncement among Muslims online, with hundreds of comments ridiculing the cleric.

One reader said that these religious clerics give Islam “a bad name” and another commented “he is a retarded person and he must quit his post immediately”.

Others called him a fame-seeker, but no official responses from renowned Islamic scholars have been published on the statements.

Editor’s note:Though this story lacks enough investigative journalism, as the name of the sheikh was not specified, nevertheless, I decided to mirror it in Pyramidion … you know I’ve heard and seen such weird stories so many times before, I don’t find them unfamiliar anymore. But this sanctimonious silliness was too hilarious to pass unflagged.

2 thoughts on “Islamic Cleric Warns Cucumbers too Sexy for Women

  1. why do you people have to be so silly? can’t you just speak in an rational fsshion? come on and just try to speak in an ir ational fashional fashion…. geee wizz! stop the stupiidy ! let us be serious here.


  2. Honestly, this post leaves me speechless….

    And certainly this doddering fool needs to be relieved of his post… or moved to KSA where he can fit in better.

    I find it hard to believe such people and such views coming into the public eye with such idiocy are planted there by the opposition to bring down controversy on that which they overtly claim to represent.

    Although rabbis are in a school of their own.

    Meanwhile, it is my day to grocery shop. I just cannot wait to hit the veggie section!


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