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More idiocy from Planet Islam

More idiocy from Planet Islam

Tattoos are ‘harmful’ and draw unnecessary attention to inked individuals

AT THE heart of a fatwa about tattoos issued by the Directorate General for Religious Affairs in Turkey is the concern that Muslims would be drawing unnecessary attention to themselves, something Islam frowns upon.

Now I would have thought that tattoos would be the least of their worries in this regard.

Surely wearing silly hats, silly beards, banging their heads on the ground while making silly noises, and enclosing themselves in black bin-bags are practices far more likely to draw attention to adherents of the Religion of Peace. Of course there’s also the beheadings, the stonings and the terrible tantrums thrown over cartoons. But no, it’s tattoos that are the problem.

The body’s High Committee of Religious Affairs, the Diyanet, said:

In Islam, drawing attention [to oneself] and changing the properties and form given by birth is considered to be altering creation, and is therefore banned,

It adding that the practice dated back to the pre-Islamic “age of ignorance”. The statement also mentioned that the Prophet Mohammed said that those who changed how they were created were distancing themselves from God’s mercy and grace, and concluded:

Therefore, getting tattoos is not permissible.

But genital mutilation of men and a great many females, is of course, mandatory. The Diyanet also clarified that Islam disapproved of earrings and other items of jewellery for men.

Muslim man should keep away from using jewellery that is proper for women, because our Prophet ordered: ‘Men who try to resemble women and women who try to resemble men stand apart from God’s mercy and grace’.

It added that this would be considered mekruh, in other words “almost illicit”. However, the statement said that long hair on men and styling hair in any kind of way is not considered illicit, so long as the hair is kept clean.

Hat tip: BarrieJohn

13 Responses to “More idiocy from Planet Islam”

  1. L.Long says:

    Therefore, getting tattoos is not permissible.

    But genital mutilation of men and a great many females, is of course, mandatory.

    What you expect islame to be more logical then the dumb-assed Xtians???? Based on my experiences with other religions this is perfect logic. What I find surprising is that islame hasn’t required branding or tattooing a females butt as proof of ownership.
    I would worry about giving them ideas but the thought that an idea might pass thru an islame’s brain is too foreign a concept.
    ANd yes I do have respect for muslins, about as much as I have for Xtians or hindu’s.

  2. David Anderson says:

    So according to Ahmet, Turkish people will not give a flying fuck what this tonto has to say.

    Can’t say I believe it, with all the Islamic bullshit coming out of Turkey recently.

  3. AgentCormac says:

    In Islam, drawing attention [to oneself] and changing the properties and form given by birth is considered to be altering creation, and is therefore banned.

    Anybody remember the thread last month regarding a legal battle over a muslim couple’s right to shave the pubic hair of their disabled daughter’? How isn’t that ‘changing the properties and form given by birth’? The word hypocritical springs to mind.
    http://freethinker.co.uk/2013/10/23/plain-insane-muslim-pubic-hair-dispute-winds-up-costing-british-taxpayers-350000/

  4. barriejohn says:

    And how about circumcision – mandatory for all males? These pronouncements are ridiculous!

  5. chrsbol says:

    Not to mention lobotomy.

  6. Trevor Blake says:

    Suicide bombers are the very breath od discretion and quietude. Not like those bothersome wearers of tatoos. Mohammed dyed his beard but that’s different because ALLAH AKBAAAAAR!

  7. Zarko the sooth says:

    Who is expecting any rational consistency from the pious especially from the shrieking intolerant undereducated grasping selfish divisive hateful islamists?

  8. 1859 says:

    If those who ‘alter their body’ are distancing themselves from god’s mercy and grace, you have to wonder in what way circumcision brings a man/woman closer to this mercy and grace? And what sort of psychopathic creator requires those who worship him, to first have their genitals mutilated? Surely this is the ultimate proof that religion is a form of collective insanity?

  9. Barry Duke says:

    It seems that Christians are all over the shop on the issue of tattoos, BarrieJohn:
    http://allchristiannews.com/all-christian-question-of-the-day-how-does-god-revere-tattoos/
    And as for Jews, they are dead against them:
    “Tattooing is an explicit prohibition from the Torah. However, those who violate this prohibition may be buried in a Jewish cemetery and participate fully in all synagogue ritual. While no sanctions are imposed, the practice should continue to be discouraged as a violation of the Torah. At all times a Jew should remember that we are created b’tzelem Elokim. We are called upon to incorporate this understanding into all our decisions.”
    http://www.myjewishlearning.com/practices/Ethics/Our_Bodies/Adorning_the_Body/Tattoos.shtml?p=1

  10. Graham Martin-Royle says:

    In Islam, drawing attention [to oneself] and changing the properties and form given by birth is considered to be altering creation, and is therefore banned,

    So, no dentistry or surgical work then.

  11. barriejohn says:

    Barry: Your body is the temple of God, inside and out, thinking maybe we should not place on our bodies what would or could turn someone from the Lord when we make the statement that we are living for the Lord, when we represent our Lord by the way we live that could have a bearing on what we say and do, I don’t have scripture for this and don’t think this would send you too hell but sometimes I don’t believe we think before we do things! I love the Lord and when people look at me, I want them too see Jesus, that is what our life is all about!

    Typically arrogant and self-obsessed argument that I heard all the time from people with an inflated sense of their own importance. Who the fuck do they think they are? Billy Graham (and many other Christians whom I knew) used to say that he wouldn’t drink because he might cause some other poor Christian to “stumble”. What a joke! I think that in many cases it’s a weak argument used – like the burka one – to justify (to themselves as much as anyone) living their whole lives in fear of accidentally offending their capricious god. They’re not as “free” as they like to make out!