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Death to the vuvuzela!

Written by Juan Cena on Friday, July 09 2010 and posted in SWRT
What do Salman Rushdie and vuvuzelas have in common? They've both had fatwas declared on them.

"A fatwa by the (United Arab Emirates') General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments declares that the now-famous blast from the plastic vuvuzela is not permitted in the Gulf country if it exceeds 100 decibels — about the sound of a passing train.
It says the typical vuvuzela blast is up to 127 decibels."

Okay a fatwa declared by the UAE doesn't have the cache that a fatwah declared by the Ayatollah Khomeini does, but it sure is funny, at least in this case. And the vuvuzela deserves a fatwa more than Rushdie ever did for writing The Satanic Verses.

(via AP, Gawker)


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What do Salman Rushdie and vuvuzelas have in common? They've both had fatwas declared on them.

"A fatwa by the (United Arab Emirates') General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments declares that the now-famous blast from the plastic vuvuzela is not permitted in the Gulf country if it exceeds 100 decibels — about the sound of a passing train.
It says the typical vuvuzela blast is up to 127 decibels."

Okay a fatwa declared by the UAE doesn't have the cache that a fatwah declared by the Ayatollah Khomeini does, but it sure is funny, at least in this case. And the vuvuzela deserves a fatwa more than Rushdie ever did for writing The Satanic Verses.

(via AP, Gawker)



Posted originally: 2010-07-09 15:26:00
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