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Clerics rule besieged Damascus residents may eat dogs
| 15 October 2013 Last updated at 11:09 ET
| Sebastian Usher
Posted on 10/15/2013 5:31:08 PM PDT by haffast
A group of Syrian clerics have issued a ruling - or fatwa - allowing people living in besieged suburbs of Damascus to eat meat that is normally forbidden.
In a video, the Muslim clerics said people could eat cats, dogs and donkeys to stave off hunger.
The fatwa comes amid reports of starvation in the besieged, rebel-held Damascus suburb of Muadhamiya.
Aid agencies have urged the government to allow humanitarian supplies to the area, where many residents are trapped.
Hundreds of civilians, some carried on stretchers, were able to flee Muadhamiya at the weekend following a temporary ceasefire.
In a message to coincide with the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha - normally a time for celebration and feasting - the religious leaders authorised those left in the Ghouta agricultural belt around Damascus to eat animals usually considered unfit for human consumption in Islam.
The clerics said it was a cry for help to the whole world, adding that if the situation continued to deteriorate, the living would have to eat the dead.
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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: damascus; fatwa; islam; israel; lebanon; muadhamiya; muslim; russia; syria; waronterror
Update on the Syrian front.
posted on 10/15/2013 5:31:08 PM PDT
posted on 10/15/2013 5:31:49 PM PDT
(take your country back by whatever means necessary)
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posted on 10/15/2013 5:32:29 PM PDT
by Joe 6-pack
(Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
So is that to say that Osama Obama did it *without* the consent of his moslem masters?
posted on 10/15/2013 5:32:34 PM PDT
by Gay State Conservative
(Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
i smell another multimillion dollar obama vacation
posted on 10/15/2013 5:37:02 PM PDT
(WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
Then they’ll accept aid from the Congo. Interesting.
posted on 10/15/2013 5:40:26 PM PDT
posted on 10/15/2013 5:43:00 PM PDT
by null and void
(I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
China could even send aid.
posted on 10/15/2013 5:43:09 PM PDT
Good. Maybe they will stop eating Christians now.
I wish our cops had to eat the dogs they shoot.
posted on 10/15/2013 6:10:22 PM PDT
(There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
Welcome to the 13th century.
posted on 10/15/2013 6:12:53 PM PDT
(The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
At least they didn’t blame it on the TEA Party.
posted on 10/15/2013 6:22:30 PM PDT
(Ted Cruz is settled law.)
posted on 10/15/2013 6:26:19 PM PDT
(Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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