Still no fatwa against the idea that Muslims should wage war against and subjugate unbelievers.
Anyway, NASA chief Charlie Bolden said a few years ago that Obama wanted him “to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with predominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math, and engineering.” Just don’t take them to Mars, Charlie.
A SAUDI sheikh has issued a fatwa against anyone wanting to travel to Mars.
A member Saudi Arabia’s board of religious scholars Sheikh Ali al Hemki has criticised the Mars One project which is attempting to organise a commercial mission to the red planet and has drawn expressions of interest from more than 200 thousand people worldwide.
The Ah Hayat newspaper quotes him as saying the mission does not conform to “responsible Muslim” practices.
“These experiments will lead to the destruction of those who try,” and so should be done with animals, not people,” he said.
“Believers should not should throw themselves into their own hands into perdition. “
“Be not cast by your own hands into perdition” — Qur’an 2:195
While 477 Saudi citizens have applied for the mission, only six have so far been accepted….