Heartache: Fatwa Declares Loud Vuvuzela Against Islam!

I'm torn. On the one hand, anything associated with soccer is clearly ghey. So, good riddance.

On the other hand, these things are pretty much the only thing keeping soccer interesting:

But now, just days before Holland and Spain settle the tournament in the 2010 World Cup final, the UAE’s General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments has finally issued its ruling. If they are loud enough to damage hearing, vuvuzelas are haram. According to fatwa number 11625, the horns can be used only in stadiums if they pose no harm....

“However,” the ruling declares, “importers and traders ... must ensure that its power is not over 100 decibels so as to avoid damaging people’s hearing.”...

The National’s own specimen vuvuzela easily maxed out a sound level meter, which can record up to 126 decibels. Even the quieter horns, rushed out after the first wave of complaints, are only 20 decibels less noisy – still over the limit.

Thanks to Jeff.

Posted by: Rusty at 02:10 PM

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