The Ghost of Snapped Shot

Or, welcome to my low-maintenance heck.

Add Yoga...

... to the ever growing list of things that offend Muslims.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia's top Islamic body on Saturday banned Muslims from practicing yoga, saying the Indian physical exercise contains elements of Hinduism and could corrupt Muslims.

The National Fatwa Council, which has the authority to rule on how Muslims must conduct their faith, issued a fatwa, or edict, saying yoga involves not just physical exercise but also includes Hindu spiritual elements, chanting and worship.

Council chairman Abdul Shukor Husin told reporters that many Muslims who practice the globally popular yoga failed to understand that its ultimate aim was to be one with a god of a different religion.


Um, isn't it Muslims who claim we all worship the same God, whom they happen to call allah?

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#1 Pirate's Cove 23-Nov-2008
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#2 captainfish 24-Nov-2008

Just shows once again how backward, intolerant and pre-13th century their religion really is.

More and more, they show that their religion is not about peace. People who say otherwise are plain ignorant.

great find.
#3 David Weintraub 25-Nov-2008
Yep, we had a lady visit our church who said essentially the same thing: She had to quit volunteering with children at the local Rec center because they wanted her to do yoga with them. She said she couldn't do that, because doing yoga might lead the children to explore Eastern religions, question their Christian faith and end up condemning them to hell. Fundamentalism is just sad and weak.
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