THEIST_WATCH Msg : 99 Written : 09/19/94 10:49pm From : ROBIN MURRAY-O'HAIR Status : RcA T

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THEIST_WATCH Msg : 99 Written : 09/19/94 10:49pm From : ROBIN MURRAY-O'HAIR Status : RcA To : ALL Subj : Life in Kuwait KUWAIT RELIGIOUS LEADERS SEEK CHANGES Things are sure getting interesting in Kuwaiti now that we've liberated it. Last month, religious leaders there were seeking to ban Barbie dolls because of their "Western" curves. This month, it's Popeye who should be banned because he "propagates the concept of abnormal friendships between men and women since two men (Popeye and Brutus) fight during the whole episode for the love of a woman. Now they are after limbs. Only thieves' limbs, of course. In _al-Mujtama_, an Islamist weekly magazine, an editorial commented that: "How nice would it be if the law of God was implemented upon them so their arm and leg on the opposite side were cut off to make them (the thieves) a living example." THEIST_WATCH Msg : 114 Written : 10/06/94 06:30pm From : ROBIN MURRAY-O'HAIR Status : To : ALL Subj : Outlawing Popeye and Barbie The debate over whether Popeye and Barbie should be outlawed is still going on among Kuwaiti Muslims. It seems that American troops are good enough to liberate their country -- but our toys and cartoons are another thing entirely. It seems that Barbie corrupts the young, with her feminine curves, filling the heads of young Muslim girls with inappropriate ideas of independence and modest dress. Popeye, of course, sets a bad example by brawling over a woman with another man. Or at least that is what conservative Muslim "scholars" in Kuwait say. And so they both should be banned -- along with pop music concerts -- according to religious leaders. * WCE 2.0/[NR-1167] * Dial-THE-Atheist (512) 458-5731 *********************************************************************** * * * American Atheists website: http://www.atheists.org * * PO Box 140195 FTP: ftp://ftp.atheists.org * * Austin, TX 78714-0195 * * Voice: (512) 458-1244 Dial-THE-ATHEIST: * * FAX: (512) 467-9525 (512) 458-5731 * * * * Atheist Viewpoint TV: avtv@atheists.org * * Info on American Atheists: info@atheists.org, * * & American Atheist Press include your name and mailing address * * AANEWS -Free subscription: aanews-request@listserv.atheists.org * * and put "info aanews" in message body * * * * This text may be freely downloaded, reprinted, and/other * * otherwise redistributed, provided appropriate point of * * origin credit is given to American Atheists. * * * ***********************************************************************

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