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Old 03-11-2008, 12:52 PM
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Saudi Cleric: No Camel Toe

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Saudi cleric condemns camel beauty contests as evil

8:43AM Friday November 09, 2007

RIYADH - A leading authority of Saudi Arabia's hardline school of Islam has condemned camel beauty contests as evil, saying those involved should seek repentance in God.

Camel pageants have become major events in the desert kingdom in recent years as tribes hold ever larger competitions, with bigger prizes and wider publicity.

Delicate females or strapping males which attract the right attention during a show can sell for more than a million riyals (about $347,380).

Sponsors spent 10 million riyals on prizes for one competition this year.

"Everyone must repent of these acts from which no good can come because of its evils, and they should beg forgiveness from God," said a fatwa, or religious ruling, issued this week by Sheikh Abdul-Rahman al-Barrak and a lesser-known sheikh.

"Millions of riyals are spent on buying camels just to feel proud and not for the reasons God created camels, like for food, drink, riding and work," he said, attacking the contests as a backward tribal custom from pre-Islamic Arabia.

Commentators have pointed to camel contests as a sign of increasing tribal pride, seen as a threat to stability in the kingdom established by the Saudi royal family in 1932.

- REUTERS


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Considering what else they do with camels over there, I guess I shouldn't be surprised that they have beauty contests for them.
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That's what I call getting a piece of a$$
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I thought this was about the "other" camel toe.
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Old 03-12-2008, 02:45 PM
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The ME sounds like a real barrel of laughs, doesn't it? I'll stay here in the US where I can put on camel beauty pageants if I want to . . . . When you think about having such an event in the first place, it does sound a little sick, doesn't it?
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The ME sounds like a real barrel of laughs, doesn't it? I'll stay here in the US where I can put on camel beauty pageants if I want to . . . . When you think about having such an event in the first place, it does sound a little sick, doesn't it?

Why? We have dog shows. A good racing camel can bring in big bucks inthe ME. They have been raising thorobred camels there for centuries.
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Why? We have dog shows. A good racing camel can bring in big bucks inthe ME. They have been raising thorobred camels there for centuries.
along with "other" camel "activities."
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Why? We have dog shows. A good racing camel can bring in big bucks inthe ME. They have been raising thorobred camels there for centuries.
I don't know. That sounded a lot like having a sheep beauty pageant in Kansas . . . . verrrrry suspicious!
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What do those people do for entertainment that isn't a sin? It amazes me that people actually believe in this man made religious stuff. I might believe in God to some degree, but I'll be damned if I'd listen to some jackass who say's his interpretations are absolute and beyond reproach. Until someone can walk on water or turn water into wine in person, I'll pass on their judgements of what are god's words.
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I might believe in God to some degree, but I'll be damned if I'd listen to some jackass who say's his interpretations are absolute and beyond reproach.
Absolutely! Just because he gets a hard on when he looks at a camel doesn't mean everyone else does!

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