Besides the terrible killings inflicted by the fanatics on those who refuse to pledge allegiance to them, Al-Qa’eda has lost credibility for enforcing a series of rules imposing their way of thought on the most mundane aspects of everyday life.
They include a ban on women buying suggestively-shaped vegetables, according to one tribal leader in the western province of Anbar.
Sheikh Hameed al-Hayyes, a Sunni elder, told Reuters: “They even killed female goats because their private parts were not covered and their tails were pointed upward, which they said was haram.
“They regarded the cucumber as male and tomato as female. Women were not allowed to buy cucumbers, only men.”
I think US forces should bomb areas where the Al-Qaeda is prominent with cucumbers. The women will be happy, and the men, humiliated by the slur on their manhood, will be too demoralised to fight. History could refer to this, then, as The Cucumber Wars.
(Link via Facebook message from Krishna Prasad.)
Update: Here’s a cucumber that outlasted a husband. Men, be wary…
(Link via email from Sanjeev.)