CORRECTION: This story was apparently fabricated and Alternet issued a correction. Interesting how we all thought it was terrible, yet believable that a cleric may actually say such things.
Without religion, how could we act morally?
Via Salon and Alternet:
A prominent Saudi cleric has issued a fatwa (a religious ordinance) that calls for the gang rape of Syrian women. Expressing frustration that the “warriors of Islam” fighting in Syria may be getting weary for the lack of sexual pleasure, the religious leader issued a decree that promotes hours-long “intercourse marriages.”
The cleric, Muhammed al-Arifi, who is a leading jihadist religious figure, made it clear that his edict called for the gang rape of Syrian women and girls. He specified that the “intercourse marriages” last only a few hours “in order to give each fighter a turn.” As to who is an eligible bride, the cleric approves any girls or women over the age of 14 who are widowed or divorced. Yes, you read that right. Any girls over the age of 14.
Full story at Salon.
Oh, and before you say “Christians would never say such a thing”, check your Bible. God recommends rape all over the place.