“There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious.” — Ayatollah Khomeini
“Shutting Down Nightclubs and Combatting Prostitution Demanded by Jordan Muslim Clerics,” from the Ahlul Bayt News Agency, February 16 (thanks to Twostellas):
More than 100 Jordanian Muslim clerics demanded the government shut down all nightclubs in the country and combat prostitution, in a statement issued on Wednesday.
“We demand the government close all nightclubs, which work under the pretext of promoting tourism,” 109 clerics, among them a former cabinet minister, MPs, Muslim leaders, university professors and mosque preachers, said in the joint statement.
“We also demand the authorities combat prostitution and brothels, and introduce laws that fight all anti-Islamic and unethical acts which destroy our society,” the statement said.
A group of MPs has separately asked the government to close nightclubs in two western Amman streets named after the holy cities of Mecca and Medina because “it is insulting to Islam and Muslims.”…