Move over Salman Rushdie! Make room in the penalty box for Frosty!
Big Cheese Saudi cleric Sheikh Mohammed Saleh al-Munajjid has declared fatwa against the building of snow-persons among the faithful. Since Allah recently blessed The Kingdom with a generous bounty of snow, some of the less diligent believers have been poofing about, building snowmen for the amusement of their children, and perhaps also for the secret satisfaction of their own less-than-pure desires!
That'll be enough of that!
The good Sheikh is also the brains behind the ban on women drivers in the Kingdom, although that particular fatwa has scientific research on its side. Not to mention common sense. From the Grand Mosque of Mecca to the pit roads at Daytona and Indianapolis, everybody knows women drivers are a bad idea!
They are a curious lot, those Saudis...
More beheadings than ISIS.
No free press, no human rights, no gay rights, no women's rights... yet they remain great favourites among the political elite in the Nations of Virtue.
In fact, the plucky Canadians, who practically invented the concept of human rights, have no qualms whatsoever selling military gear to this totalitarian state.
You don't imagine that it's just about the money, do you?