Big Mo says No to alcohol-fuelled vehicles

Big Mo says No to alcohol-fuelled vehicles February 20, 2009

GOSH, can you believe that almost a whole month has elapsed without us having had a “mad Muslim cleric” story on this blog?
Just as we were beginning to think that the mullahs had run out of fatwa fodder, along comes Saudi imam Mohammed al-Najimi  who has issued a religious edict forbidding Sons of the Prophet from using alcohol as a substitute for petrol.
Trumpeted the old loon:

I warn Saudi students that live abroad not to use alcohol as a cheap substitute for petrol, because the prophet has cursed not only who drinks it but also those who use it for other purposes.

The Saudi daily, Shams, claims that many students and researchers who live in western countries use alcohol as an alternative source of fuel, because it is cheaper, pollutes less and many automobiles lately have been made to run with alcohol.

Of course, they also use it as a means to get completely shit-faced, but the Saudi press just ain’t that keen on pointing out how much a-whoring and a-boozing their nationals engage in when abroad.
By the way, General Motors Flex Fuel cars run on waste beer supplied by Coors. Waste beer? Surely that’s gotta be urine?

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  • Memoriam

    Yeah, Allah said so. That must be it. I’m sure this has nothing to do with how much the Saudi government makes off of oil and petrol.

  • Kev

    But just think about how much trouble could be caused by all those drink fueled vehicles on a Friday and Saturday night!!! You will have Minis being beaten up by gangs of drunken 4X4s, hoards of drunken cars with their tops down and Allah knows what the pick-up’s will be getting upto.

  • So does that mean Muslims can’t use ethanol-based cleaning products? Or even methanol-based ones, for that matter? And they can’t eat vinegar, because alcohol was used for the purpose of making it? I could probably go on adding lots of things, making a funny list of things Muslims can’t use because of alcohol, but I have plans and my point is made 😉

  • The Val

    Ha ha ha, using religion to perpetuate the continued use of oil. That is almost priceless!

  • Alun

    My vans run on biodiesel. Am I damned?

  • chrsbol

    I’ve tasted that “Coors” and yes it is waste beer.

  • valdemar

    As a Northerner, can I suggest t’ compromise whereby Saudis use Poncy Southern Beer of no real alcohol content? Or maybe they could just go downhill in an old bath.

  • remigius

    Now now valdemar. We’ll have none of that latitude attitude. Anyway I thought you bloody northerners kept your coal in t’ bath.

  • Screw them. Let them all walk. Or does Big Mo have some prohibition against walking?