Saudi Cleric Forbids Muslims From Traveling to Mars

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And so the first Martian suicide bombing was narrowly averted.

A SAUDI sheikh has issued a fatwa against anyone wanting to travel to Mars.

A member Saudi Arabia’s board of religious scholars Sheikh Ali al Hemki has criticized the Mars One project which is attempting to organize a commercial mission to the red planet and has drawn expressions of interest from more than 200 thousand people worldwide.

The Ah Hayat newspaper quotes him as saying the mission does not conform to “responsible Muslim” practices.

The Mars One project aims to create the first human settlement on the Solar System’s second-smallest planet.

While 477 Saudi citizens have applied for the mission, only six have so far been accepted….

Great. So we’re going to have No Go Zones on Mars. Red rock stonings. Before long, the story will be that Mars belongs to Muslims because Mohammed visited it in a “nighttime journey” on a flying horse.

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  • Chezwick

    Islam is stranger than fiction.

  • Tim N

    Well that’s the least damaging fatwa I’ve seen.
    I’m all for this one.

  • defcon 4

    I always thought Olympus Mons was the furthest mosque. I think all muslimes should go there to make sure it isn’t. Liberal collaborators should go along to verify the historic islamic findings.

  • Dan Mesa/AZ

    Nothing there for them to do…no Jews…no Christians, no gays = no beheadings, no jihad. What’s a poor muzzie to do?

    • Smoking Hamster

      Also no goats… There is NOTHING on Mars for them…

    • DogmaelJones1

      If there are any Martians, wage dawa on them. If they don’t convert…you know the consequences.

    • randy blu blo

      maybe that is where they keep the virgins and they are afraid someone will take more than their share.

  • tanstaafl

    Muslims shouldn’t go anywhere. Harder to kill infidels that way.

  • A Z

    The price or real estate on Mars just sky rocketed.

    A place without car bombs or other Muslim violence

    • BS77

      Too bad the cleric does not forbid them from coming here.

    • ziggy zoggy

      And without the smell.

  • Veracious_one

    They should ban travel by Muslims to non-Muslim countries…

  • DogmaelJones1

    “The Ah Hayat newspaper quotes him as saying the mission does not conform to ‘responsible Muslim’ practices.” And what might those “responsible Muslim practices” be? Beheadings. Amputations. Stonings. Rapes. Murders. Torture. Terrorism. Honor killings. Jew-hunting. Christian killing. All the usual fare.

  • Veracious_one

    While 477 Saudi citizens have applied for the mission, only six have so far been accepted….
    all six probably from the royal family…

    • Biff Henderson

      The other 471 thought they where volunteering as crew members for a Death Star for the Death Cult.

  • Gee

    Now can we get him to forbid Muslims from traveler to civilized countries?

  • Rayn

    ((The Ah Hayat newspaper quotes him as saying the mission does not conform to “responsible Muslim” practices.))

    I’m from Saudi Arabia and this is a lie and untrue
    Some people say that this suicide
    But there is no problem

  • Deerknocker

    You mean we are going to have to keep all of them here?

  • ziggy zoggy

    Hey sheikh, can muslims come to Uranus? All aboard, right?

    • ziggy zoggy

      They won’t even need warp drive: Just ramming speed.

  • http://www.lisagraas.com Lisa Graas

    Who needs The Onion?

  • Seek

    The poster is a nice playful spoof of Tim Burton’s 1996 sci-fi camp classic. Muslims are the ultimate B-movie bizarros from another planet.