Posted by: infideltaskforce | February 22, 2014

Fatwa say…”Muslim, you go Mars…you die”

Ohhhhh… we wish they would.

Saudi Arabia issued a fatwa forbidding Muslims from moving to Mars

Over 500 “Saudis and other Arabs” are among the more than 200,000 who have signed up to be a part of the decade-long reality TV show and first-ever human colonizing trip to Mars known as Mars One.

The whole thing doesn’t sit right with Islamic authorities, who took the possibility seriously enough to convene a special meeting of the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowment of the UAE to address it.

After careful deliberation, they’ve issued a fatwa banning Muslims from moving to Mars.

“Such a one-way journey poses a real risk to life, and that can never be justified in Islam,” they said, according to Times of Israel. “There is a possibility that an individual who travels to planet Mars may not be able to remain alive there, and is more vulnerable to death. Living on earth has never saved a single human from death since the dawn of time, but whatever—they also have another reason:

“Some may be interested in traveling to Mars for escaping punishment or standing before Almighty Allah for judgment… This is an absolutely baseless and unacceptable belief because not even an atom falls outside the purview of Allah, the Creator of everything.”

They seem to think some Muslims are under the impression Allah is the grand bad cop just here on Earth, and they’d like to remind everyone you can’t just wipe the slate clean by moving to Mars.

No word on whether they’re planning to ban space travel altogether, or just one-way trips to Mars. As Times of Israel points out, Sultan Salman Al Saud of the Saudi royal family was the first Muslim in space on a NASA mission in the 1980s, and there have been Muslim Cosmonauts as well.

Probably as long as your trip includes a return ticket it’s fair game. But for all you really hoping to get to Mars, I wouldn’t worry too much it—based on how they handled things with Salman Rushdie fatwas aren’t all that iron-clad.



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