Now, where would Sheikh Ali Osman get that from?
“Say: “˜O people of the Book! Do ye disapprove of us for no other reason than that we believe in Allah, and the revelation that hath come to us and that which came before (us), and (perhaps) that most of you are rebellious and disobedient?” Say: “˜Shall I point out to you something much worse than this, (as judged) by the treatment it received from Allah? those who incurred the curse of Allah and His wrath, those of whom some He transformed into apes and swine, those who worshipped evil — these are (many times) worse in rank, and far more astray from the even path”!” (Qur’an 5:59-60)
“Fatwa in Egypt: Source of pigs is Jews,” from Al Bawaba, May 10 (thanks to Twostellas):
A new fatwa published in Egypt determines that the source of all the existing pigs in the world is Jews, who were cursed by Allah. The new edict was issued by Sheikh Ali Osman from the Egyptian Waqf ministry.
The Ministry of Awqaf is in charge of religious endowments — that is, land and buildings designated for Islamic religious activities. And look who’s minding the store in Egypt.
Due to their Jewish roots, Sheikh Osman says, it is permissible to slaughter all the pigs. The religious scholar was quoted as saying by a Jordanian newspaper that he personally believes the source of the pigs is Jews and thus the consumption of pork meat is banned in Islam.