OK, for whatever reason, some people kiss their “holy” places and relics, which seems silly to me. However, I digress. Apparently, Muslims in Iran, who are devout, are being warned that if they kiss or lick the Muslim shrines there, they could be jailed or flogged.
Take a look at this nonsense.
More videos are emerging of people licking the shrines in the city of Qom #CoronaVirus, the epicentre of the epidemic in Iran.
Iran's authorities still adamantly refuse to close these religious sites.
The virus is wreaking havoc all over the country pic.twitter.com/veCQd6ots6
— Masih Alinejad 🏳️ (@AlinejadMasih) March 1, 2020
Somehow, I’m wanting to see a Muslim version of A Christmas Story and frozen shrines after that.
According to Breitbart:
As Breitbart News reported, the faithful have taken to licking and kissing shrines to show they have no fear of infection during the country’s escalating coronavirus outbreak. They record the practice and then release it on social media.
The videos, which have reportedly emerged from Iran’s coronavirus epicentre of Qom, also show Islamic devotees spreading misinformation about the virus while forcing young children to also take part.
Touching and kissing surfaces in shrines is a common practice for Muslim pilgrims, and religious hardliners argue the holy sites of Qom are “a place for healing.”
However such is the scale of the viral infection spreading across Iran that the government has decided to act.
The BBC reports that is being fought against by Hasan Nowrozi:
Those doing such unconventional acts are publishing fake and superstitious news against the officials in the country.
Such people would face two months to two years [in] jail and up to 74 lashes as punishment.
Clearly, Iran has its own problems with the virus as it has reportedly infected the Iranian Vice President and killed their ambassador to the Vatican, as well as killed the supreme leader’s advisor.
- COVID-19 Infects Iranian Vice President – Kills Iran Ambassador To Vatican
- Adviser To Iran’s Supreme Leader had Died From Coronavirus Infection
Can’t these people just give access to Allah’s heaven by declaring that anyone who doesn’t kiss or lick the shrines get that, and maybe throw on an extra virgin or two? I mean wouldn’t that work on them?
Perhaps not, but it’s interesting about the way they are taught to go to the bathroom and then flogging and jail time for this? Come on! And these are the same people that get all upset over bacon on mosque doorknobs!
Here’s a bonus video.
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