Indonesian Islamic Council Bans Certain Yoga Moves


 All I can say is, I hope to hell these guys never take charge of our country as we are already screwed up enough without this bizarre stuff, and could you imagine being told not to excercise? Like what the heck kind of religion would denut it’s followers anyways?
 Muslims in Indonesia are now effectively banned from practising yoga rituals that could be construed as being Hindu based.Oh yes, anything non-muslim is pretty well banned in these countries.
 The ruling Islamic Council of Indonesia has passed orders restricting the usage of  Yoga in the form of a Fatwa that most devout Muslims will be expected to adhere to or else they will considered sinners.(according to christians they are already sinners)
 Cleric Ma’ruf Amin said the Ulema Council decided to ban Yoga after becoming concerned that practitioners were reciting chants that did not fit into the scope of being a good Muslim.(whatever that is.) They were concerned about a bit of Hindu influence being exposed in their nation…just like we are concerned about Islams’ influence in our nation.
 Oh you evil Yoga practitioners you! Shame on you and your contorted excercises. May Bob Dylan run you over with his godly motor scooter and may the fleas of a thousand camels infest your underwear.(oh, and don’t forget, may the teeth of a rabid dog tear out your entrails)
 Now that makes for a proper fartwa…oops Fatwa.


  1. Anonymous
    Posted January 26, 2009 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    If, as you’ve stated, only Muslims are banned from practising yoga then I don’t see the problem. It’s no different than the Pope banning premarital sex or contraception. It’s silly but it only applies to people who choose to accept the authority of the Islamic Council.

    Of course in the case of Catholics the disobedient can remove the stain of sin with a brief trip to the confessional. For Muslims it’s a brief trip to the chopping block to have a body part or two lopped off. 🙂

  2. Anonymous
    Posted January 26, 2009 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

    You are racists.

  3. Anonymous
    Posted January 26, 2009 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    “You are racists.”

    Oh really? And just which race have we been disparaging?

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