Monday, June 14, 2010

Keeping "A Breast" of Islamic Issues

"The thought of a huge hairy face at a woman's breast does not evoke motherly or even brotherly feelings. It could go from the grotesque to the erotic but definitely not maternal."
OK, I'm a guy, so I see a story with the word breasts in it and I gotta go check it out.  This story, however, was not titillating, just creepy. 

Saudi Clerics Advocate Adult Breast Feeding

Dennis Prager cautions us that every religion has certain aspects that look weird to an outsider, but Islam, with the genital mutilation, things going boom, etc, seems really out there...

(June 5) -- Women in Saudi Arabia should give their breast milk to male colleagues and acquaintances in order to avoid breaking strict Islamic law forbidding mixing between the sexes, two powerful Saudi clerics have said. They are at odds, however, over precisely how the milk should be conveyed.
This is what happens when a belief system becomes hidebound by its own legalism.  Is there a word in Arabic for Pharisee? 

Seems a woman cannot be alone with a man who is not a blood relative, but men who have been breastfed by a woman are OK.  I can't waste any more space explaining this, so go read the article and it will at least make sense it its own bizarre way...
"The whole issue just shows how clueless men are," blogger Eman Al Nafjan wrote on her website. "All this back and forth between sheiks and not one bothers to ask a woman if it's logical, let alone possible to breastfeed a grown man five fulfilling breast milk meals.
This reminded me of some breastfeeding issues right here in the good ol' US of A involving a breastfeeding group fighting with Facebook over what constitutes "nudity."   I'll leave the Saudi breastfeeding controversy alone since (Thank God) I don't live there.  I do believe mothers have the right to discreetly breastfeed in public.

From my article on the subject:

Breastfeeding is a beautiful, intimate experience between mother and child, and there is something creepy about the desire to turn it into a notorious display of "look at me" defiance.  (Read More)


Christopher - Conservative Perspective said...

I had heard of this but did not even want to read about it, just too creepy.

Proof said...

One word: Ewwwww! These guys have issues!

jadedfellow said...

Glad I got short term mammary. Boobs like this suck-le and should not be remembered since they are on the hind one.

Silver, What the hey, did you have a bad weekend or what, jeeeeeeez.

Lisa said...

Oh good Lord it just delves deeper and deeper. I have no words just a disgusted look on my face.

Snarky Basterd said...

Pat Dollard said this yesterday on Twitter: "Islam is the religion of human sewage." That about sums it all up.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe the hipocrisy here.

Almost 50% of adult Americans suckle off the Government's teats and we give that a pass - but some Muslim really does it and Bang! Creepy guy.

Let's stop adult liberals here in America sucking off the government first. Nothing like the image of a hairy face suckling at Uncle Sam's bosom to creep you out! (Or suckling on your wallet, more appropriately)

Silverfiddle said...

Anon wins the comment of the day!

Oh so true, and thanks for the laugh!

Most Rev. Gregori said...

Thank you. Just picturing a cockeyed hairy faced Muslim with his lips wrapped around a woman's breast just made me regurgitate my dinner of homemade chili, a dish of coconut/lime sherbet for dessert and a glass of Merlot.

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