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Friday, February 22, 2008

Doritos now offensive to Muslims

This story made me laugh:

Furious Muslims have heavily criticised Walkers crisps after it emerged that certain varieties of the manufacturer's products contain trace elements of alcohol.

Some crisp types use minute amounts of alcohol as a chemical agent to extract certain flavours.

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Shuja Shafi, who chairs the food standards committee of the Muslim Council of Britain, said that he intended to investigate. "Certainly we would find it very offensive to have eaten food with alcohol."


Isn't it funny that the letter of religious law is so important? The best part is that it's actually "offensive". The amounts of alcohol are far too dilute to ever get you drunk, or to taste, but it's still bad. It's still against the rules. The inane, useless, 7th-century rules.

There are times when religion is too funny not to love. Of course most of the time it's just infuriating, like when people are bombing buildings because of a cartoon.

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