Saudi Fatwa Bans Snowmen as "Unacceptable in Islam"

They might decide to build a snow Mohammed.

There aren't very many non-beheading things that are acceptable in Islam. Chess is un-Islamic. So is kite-flying. Snowmen? Un-Islamic.

Saudis in the northern areas drew on their imagination and sense of fun as they braved the cold weather to build snow camels in a rare tribute to the local culture.

However, it was not all fun for Saudis after a religious scholar said that building snowmen or snow animals was not acceptable in Islam.

Islam is why Saudis can't have nice things.

The fatwa, by Mohammad Saleh Al Minjed, said that building snowmen or any replica of an animal, even if it is for fun or recreation, could not be condoned. Only lifeless things, such as ships, fruit and buildings could be imitated, the fatwa said.

Just think, they might decide to build a snow Mohammed.

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