Last month we carried the story of loopy Saudi cleric Muhammad Al-Munajid condemning all the naked female flesh on display at the “bikini” Olympics. Well, he’s at it again, only this time the target of his righteous wrath is somewhat smaller: the common mouse. Apparently it is “one of Satan’s soldiers”.
Speaking on a religious affairs programme broadcast on al-Majd TV, Sheikh “Mickey” Munajid said:
Predictably, the kooky cleric goes on to attack Western culture for making these filthy little demons look cute and innocent:
The Shari’a refers to the mouse as “little corrupter,” and says it is permissible to kill it in all cases. It says that mice set fire to the house, and are steered by Satan. The mouse is one of Satan’s soldiers and is steered by him. If a mouse falls into a pot of food – if the food is solid, you should chuck out the mouse and the food touching it, and if it is liquid – you should chuck out the whole thing. Because the mouse is i-m-p-u-r-e!
According to Islamic law, the mouse is a repulsive, corrupting creature. How do you think children view mice today – after Tom and Jerry? Even creatures that are repulsive by nature, by logic, and according to Islamic law have become wonderful and are loved by children. Even mice. Mickey Mouse has become an awesome character, even though according to Islamic law, Mickey Mouse should be killed in all cases.
OK, Mr Mouse Hater – let’s apply some of your own “logic” to the case. If mice are supposed to be the agents of Satan, how come they don’t wear bikinis? Hmm? Answer that one if you can!