Friday, February 27, 2009

I Got Your Separation of Mosque, State, and Organic Chemistry Right Here!

A scholar from Saudi Arabia -- the world's largest producer of oil-- says that biofuels are a bad idea. . . and he has Islam to prove it!
A prominent Saudi scholar warned youths studying abroad of using ethanol or other fuel that contains alcohol in their cars since they could be committing a sin, local press reported Thursday.

Sheikh Mohamed Al-Najimi, member of the Saudi Islamic Jurisprudence Academy, based his statement on a saying by the prophet that prohibited all kinds of dealings with alcohol including buying, selling, carrying, serving, drinking, and manufacturing, the Saudi newspaper Shams reported Thursday.

Saudi and Muslim youth studying abroad would violate the prohibition if they used bio fuel, he said, since it “is basically made up of alcohol.”
 
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