Indonesian Islamic cleric Felix Yanwar Siauw, who is a convert to Islam, won’t be purchasing a selfie stick anytime soon. Too ugly to have an Instagram, the cleric lashed out at those he’s envious of, using his religion as a cover for deep insecurity about his appearance.
In a fatwa posted on Twitter, Siauw condemned the practice of taking selfies, particularly for women. Because no fatwa is complete without three tablespoons of misogyny. He claimed women who take selfies are “shameless” and “impure.” As expected, he made no mention of whether or not his child-molesting prophet, pigs be upon him, was also impure.
“These days many Muslim women take selfies without shame,” Siauw wrote. “There are usually nine frames in one photo with facial poses that are just – my goodness – where’s the purity in women?” While duckface is tasteless and should have stopped back in 2008, it’s not an indicator of one’s purity or lack thereof. A woman shouldn’t feel judged or shamed for showing her face. Any religion that compels women to hide themselves is barbaric and has no place in a civilized society.
Siauw is also an outspoken supporter of mujahideen, as evidenced by this screencapped Tweet with translation.
Needless to say, he needs to get with the 21st century.
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