Saudi imam issues fatwa against Brussels sprouts

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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6 Responses to Saudi imam issues fatwa against Brussels sprouts

  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.

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  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,

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  3. jonathan December 30, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Lunatic!!

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  4. oakjer December 31, 2014 at 5:57 am

    This is my least favorite imam

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  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.”

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  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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