Snowmen forbidden in Saudi Arabia

Islam is an ideology founded on darkness, death, and destruction.  Little is permitted in the way of actual living.  And now one more small joy has been added to the list of that what is un-Islamic: Muslims must not build snowmen.

Who knew?

Apparently it snowed recently in a region of Saudi Arabia near the border with Jordan.  So the clerics, in their inimitable wisdom, rushed in to ensure that Allah would not be offended by any errant activity.  Yahoo News reports:

A prominent Saudi Arabian cleric has whipped up controversy by issuing a religious ruling forbidding the building of snowmen, described [sic] them as anti-Islamic.

Asked on a religious website if it was permissible for fathers to build snowmen for their children after a snowstorm in the country's north, Sheikh Mohammed Saleh al-Munajjid replied: "It is not permitted to make a statue out of snow, even by way of play and fun."

Quoting from Muslim scholars, Sheikh Munajjid argued that to build a snowman was to create an image of a human being, an action considered sinful under the kingdom's strict interpretation of Sunni Islam.

"God has given people space to make whatever they want which does not have a soul, including trees, ships, fruits, buildings and so on," he wrote in his ruling.

Some took to Twitter to mock the ruling, while others were supportive, with one person writing:

…"It (building snowmen) is imitating the infidels, it promotes lustiness and eroticism,"….

Sex with a snowman?  That’s a new one on me.  Brrr….

How about snowballs?  (Oh, dear, I could see where that might also be a problem.)

Snow angels?

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