Against Botox. Not, mind you, against Osama bin Laden. Not against the targeting of civilians by jihadists. Not against terrorism in the name of Islam, or suicide bombing, or honor killing. Against Botox. “Malaysia: Botox Fatwa,” from AFP, with thanks to Twostellas:
Malaysia’s highest Islamic authority, the National Fatwa Council, has decided that Botox injections are not permissible for Muslims for cosmetic purposes, The New Straits Times, Malaysia’s largest newspaper, reported. The council decided that substances used in Botox, a trade name for botulinum toxin A, could not be deemed “halal,” or permissible, under Islamic law. The council chairman, Shukor Husin, said that since the introduction of the cosmetic form of botulinum toxin, there have been “many fake products in the market and that is another reason why it is ‘haram,’ ” or forbidden.