Muslim leaders issue a fatwa against anyone living on MARS as there is 'no righteous reason' to be there
A Fatwa has been issued against living on Mars by clerics who say that trying to set up home there would be un-Islamic.
The fatwa – or ruling – was issued by the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowment (GAIAE) in the UAE after the Mars One organisation announced that it would try and establish a permanent human settlement on Mars.
I will foreswear all attempts to go live on Mars. The extremists win. Actually, what I am curious about is how they intend to enforce this fatwa. Are they planning on sending people to Mars to make sure no one's living there?
The bigger issue, IMHO is this:
The GAIAE has issued around two million Fatwas through its Official Fatwa Centre since its inception in 2008.Um, two million? Since 2008? Even if they started in January, that's 6 years. That's 333,333 fatwas a year. That boils down to just under 900 fatwas a DAY. 36 fatwas an hour, folks. These clerics are busier than the guys who clean Pee Wee Herman's theater seats... You know, there's got to be a point where they slip in a few fatwas just to see if anyone's paying attention.
"Let's see if anyone notices that we have issued a fatwa on living on other planets!"
That is all.