Wednesday, September 29, 2004

The fanatical clerics of the House of Saud have ruled: The General Mufti of Saudi Arabia, `Abdul-`Aziz Bin `Abdullah Al Ash-Shaykh (a descendant of Muhammad Ibn `Abdul-Wahab, the founder of Wahhabiyya "doctrine") has "prohibited the sale and use of cellphones equipped with cameras knowing that most of their use will be to capture images of the prohibited." He added in an interview with Al-Madinah newspaper that such cellphones could be used to "capture and spread fahishah (sexual misdeeds) in Muslim society. The Saudi State (Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Commerce) has banned the import and sale of such phones in the kingdom.