Monday, January 15, 2007

This is dumb: Saudis to Ban the Letter ‘X'

Is the NY Sun a real newspaper? Because, if they are not pulling my leg, this story ranks as one of the dumbest things I've ever read.

The letter "X" soon may be banned in Saudi Arabia because it resembles the mother of all banned religious symbols in the oil kingdom: the cross.

The new development came with the issuing of another mind-bending fatwa, or religious edict, by the infamous Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice — the group of senior Islamic clergy that reigns supreme on all legal, civil, and governance matters in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Source: Will Saudis Ban the Letter ‘X'? - January 15, 2007 - The New York Sun

How do you ban a letter anyway?


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Lexcen said...

The letter X doesn't exist in the arabic alphabet, what is their problem?

Lexcen said...

Another thought, there is no such thing as Muslim extremists because the letter X doesn't exist for them.