The thing is... if stuff like yoga is on your "theatens my belief system" list... where exactly do you rank the rest of the many scary facets of the non-Islamic world?
Although the ruling is not legally binding, most devout Muslims are likely to adhere to it — as they consider it sinful to ignore a fatwa.Yes, yes, Dawg... I know... I'm not supposed to talk about this stuff.
The Ulema Council decided on the ban, which follows a similar edict in neighbouring Malaysia, over concerns that the faith of Muslim yoga practitioners would be weakened if they take part in Hindu rituals like chanting mantras, Amin said.
“Those who perform yoga purely for health reasons or sport will not be affected,” Amin said.
“We only prohibit activities that can corrupt Islamic values.”
FROM THE COMMENTS: Ask a compassionate lefty intellectual...
Dawg... is that you?
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"At this time we have to also recall the overwhelming responsibility of Hamas," he said. "I intentionally say this here - Hamas is a terrorist movement and it has to be denounced as such."**********
He added there would be no dialogue with Hamas, and its use of terrorism against Israeli civilians meant it was not a legitimate resistance movement.
LAST WORD: Do the math
The answer is obvious: local politicians have done their math.*
There are only 8,000 Jews in Calgary, and more than 75,000 Muslims. Denouncing anti-Semitic bigotry is fine for politicians when the bigots are politically powerless neo-Nazi skinheads.
When they're radical Muslims, funded by Saudi Arabia, the politicians fall silent.