March 15, 2007

CHILL AFTER STIRRING:

You, Too, Can Ask the Ayatollah (Al Kamen, March 14, 2007, Washington Post)

Now that the British are leaving Shiastan and things are relatively quiet, folks there can fret about the more typical concerns of daily life. And many are logging on to the official Web site of the revered Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani for answers.

The attractive site -- http://www.sistani.org-- has the answer for just about anything, from bullfighting ("discouraged") to birth control ("permissible"), lying on your résumé (not permissible), cloning (okay) to Zoroastrians (no one asked yet).

The answers from Iraq's preeminent Shiite cleric are often pragmatic and seem in part aimed at getting people to chill out.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 15, 2007 7:23 AM
Comments

Why am I not surprised that an Islamic scholar would support cloning?

Posted by: ratbert at March 15, 2007 10:37 AM
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