Thursday, June 30, 2005

What's Arabic For "Doh!"?

What goes up, must come down.*

BEIRUT, June 29 (Reuters) - Lebanon's top Shi'ite Muslim cleric issued a fatwa edict on Wednesday banning shooting in the air after three people were killed by gunfire celebrating the re-election of the Shi'ite parliament speaker.

Shooting in the air and setting off fireworks among people or on the streets, Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah said, "is forbidden because of its major negative consequences and because it is intimidating and annoying".
Shooting in the air annoying? Who'd a thunk?

* Unless it achieves escape velocity. There's enough geeks on this site for me to know that one will call me on it.

Found at The Corner.


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