Saudi cleric issues fatwa against fat: All-you-can-eat buffets off-limits

Saudi cleric issues fatwa against fat: All-you-can-eat buffets off-limits

Maybe his objection is that he thinks it’s Allah-you-can-eat. From the International Business Times:

A Saudi cleric named Saleh al-Fawzan has issued fatwa against all-you-can-eat buffets in Saudi Arabia. He made the statement on a Saudi Quranic TV station.

Fawzan said the value and quantity of the food sold should be pre-determined before hand.

“Whoever enters the buffet and eats for 10 or 50 riyals without deciding the quantity they will eat is violating Sharia (Islamic) law,” Fawzan was quoted on al-Atheer channel.

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The fatwa attempts to add plate piling eateries to the long list of things outlawed by religious edicts. It has been the subject of condemnation and debate on social media channels.

Michelle Obama is probably eager to learn more about this fatwah business and how you can force people to submit to your will, especially when it comes to controlling food intake.

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