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Saudi imam issues fatwa against Brussels sprouts

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Saudi imam issues fatwa against Brussels sprouts

Firebrand cleric speaks out against “satanic-tasting green evil”

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A firebrand cleric from Saudi Arabia has reportedly declared popular Christmas vegetable Brussels sprouts to be “haram”.

According to sources, Saleh al-Hemzy issued a religious edict against “the vile, satanic-tasting green evil” in a Boxing Day broadcast on Quranic TV station al-Atheer.

Last year, al-Hemzy made headlines when he issued a fatwa against “having to wait until after lunch before opening Christmas presents.”

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  1. Turfa

    December 27, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    My brain is aching reading this! This fatwa is based on a vegetable head! That is all I can say.

  2. Tony Mccarthy

    December 29, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    Probably made the fatwa against sprouts because they make you fart a lot. Imagine kneeling behind someone at prayers who had eaten a lot of sprouts,

  3. jonathan

    December 30, 2014 at 1:04 pm


  4. oakjer

    December 31, 2014 at 5:57 am

    This is my least favorite imam

  5. Sharon Peters

    December 31, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    The Imam needs to be introduced to W.C. Fields: “Ah, yes! Little farts in cheese sauce.”

  6. Agricltural Pedant, and general bore

    January 4, 2015 at 10:23 am

    The sprout of yester-year, responsible for the current loathing of the little green gem-like vegetables was a bitter, tough little blighter.
    Modern farming and selective bio-engineering have created a sweet masterpiece.

    What this cleric chap needs to focus on is vegetarians.

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