Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Erin Allahu Akbar

Mark Humphrys, do you know about this?

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland has just achieved official dhimmi status, sliding by under the banner of “Accommodation.” Caving in can take any number of forms, but this one seems particularly bizarre in a modern hospital.

Marked Manner reports:

The Royal College of Surgeons has confirmed that it is planning to build new facilities on its premises so that Muslims do not have to face Mecca while sitting on the loo.

The Islamic toilets, which will be situated in the Smurfit Building in Beaumont Hospital, will have the same specifications as Muslim toilets throughout the world.

The toilets are being built in accordance with the Islamic faith to facilitate the sizeable number of Muslims who regularly use the Royal College of Surgeons building.

Speaking about the new plans, a spokesman for the College said: “The wash room facilities proposed for the new building in Beaumont Hospital have been specifically designed in order to accommodate the cultural diversity of all of our students.

“We have received no formal requests. It is just to respect the cultural diversity of our student population.”

Hmmm… I wonder what Saudi prince is funding this operation?

Muslim toiletDid you know there’s a whole wiki page devoted to Muslim toilet habits? Don’t convert or you’ll feel like you’re being potty-trained all over again:

The Islamic faith has particular rules regarding personal hygiene when going to the toilet. This code is known as Qadaahul Haajah and is extremely prescriptive. The rules were established during times before the invention of toilet paper or toilet seats. In many parts of the Muslim World, squat toilets are the norm and toilet paper remains rare and its use a matter of dispute.

“Prescriptive?” Good heavens, is there no place you can go where Allah is not watching? Here are the rules his followers have devised to keep people in line (this stuff is not found in the Koran; it’s just busywork for imams who need to get a real job):
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  • Say before entering the toilet: In the name of Allah, O Allah! I seek refuge with You from all offensive and wicked things (Al-Bukhaaree)
  • One should enter the toilet with the left foot and leave with the right foot.
  • It is not permissible to enter the toilet whilst carrying or wearing anything bearing the name of Allah, such as the Quran, or any book with the name of Allah in it, or jewelry such as bracelets or necklaces engraved with the name of Allah.
  • One should remain silent whilst on the toilet. Talking, answering greetings or greeting others is forbidden.[2]
  • One should not face nor turn your back on Al-Qiblah whilst relieving yourself.[3]
  • One should be out of sight of people when going to the toilet
  • It is considered forbidden to relieve oneself whilst standing up, lying down or if you are completely nude.
  • One should avoid going to the toilet anywhere where people may take rest or gather for any purpose.
  • Do not raise clothes until you get close to the ground and do not uncover the body any more than is needed.
  • One should sit on the feet (e.g. squat) keeping thighs wide apart with the stress on the left foot.
  • Do not look to the private parts of the body nor the waste matter passed from the body.
  • Do not sit more than needed.
  • Do not spit, blow nose, look hither and thither, touch the body unnecessarily nor look towards the sky but relieve oneself with the eyes downcast in modesty.[citation needed]
  • After relieving oneself it is essential to perform Istinjaa (washing with water) of the anus and/or genitals with the left hand and water. The precise mode of performing Istinjaa has also been defined by religious leaders: “At the beginning of Istinja, it is preferable to use toilet paper three times. If Istinjaa is being done on a hot day, then the person should start from the front to the back and then from the back to the front and the third time from the front to the back. If Istinjaa is being done on a cold day, then he should begin from the back to the front. After wiping, he should wash his hand first and then he should cleanse himself with two fingers and three fingers if necessary together with ‘pouring’ water. When using the two fingers, one should keep the middle finger in front and the ring and index finger behind it. After beginning with the fingers in this position, he should bring the ring finger forward and rub with the middle finger and ring finger. Thereafter, he will wipe with the index finger, if necessary. He should continue until all the impurity and smell is removed. The left over water after Istinjaa is paak only if there is no impurity in it.” (Mufti Ebrahim Desai) And further: “To wash the orifice with water, even though no filth is stuck to it after relieving oneself, is desirable. If the filth is sticking to it (less than a Dirham or equal to it) then the use of water is ‘Sunnah’ (optional) and in the case the filth stuck to the orifice is more than a Dirham then its washing with the water is ‘Fard’. (obligatory)” (Islamic Academy)
  • Other than toilet paper, water and the left hand Istinjaa can be performed with earth, grit, stones and worn-out cloths provided they are all clean. It is forbidden to perform Istinyaa with bone, any edible item, dry dung, baked brick, potsherd, coal, fodder, writing paper and anything which has even a small value.
  • After this process the hands should also be washed.
  • When leaving the toilet one should also say a prayer, “Praise be to Allah who relieved me of the filth and gave me relief

This informative wiki has this proviso:

Note that it is known that many of these rules are not compulsory to all Muslims and fall into the category of the Sunnah, though it may be compulsory to just the Muslims that are in Mecca itself near the Ka’aba. As a further note many people believe that many points mentioned today are outdated since in modern times toilets have become clean tiled areas compared to thousands of years ago when they were confined areas in the desert.

Right. But I’ll bet the group of Wahhabists who funded the useful idiots at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland didn’t let on to those in charge that there was any optional part of this complicated routine.

God help the good citizens of Michigan if Conyers catches wind of this “innovation.”


Hat Tip: Lux et Libertas

8 comments:

Profitsbeard said...

Dumb-assed doesn't begin to describe this retrograde idiocy.

This is as crypto-Luddite-ishly moronic as cutting holes in the floor of a car so you can pedal along with your feet, ala Fred Flintstone.

Subvet said...

How about taking the crossword puzzle in with you?

Speaking of which, what word has six letters beginning with "m", rhymes with dim and means "idiot"?

Dymphna said...

well, just think what it would do to the toilet seat warmer economy.

turn said...

There was (for all I know still is) a movement in Scandinavia as far back as the mid-90s to get male children to sit while peeing. When I read about that my thought was that this was a radical fem idea; now the imam says I shouldn't stand to have a pee?

Everything is sooo much clearer, now.

gun-totin-wacko said...

Turn,

Depends. Do you want to burn in hell AND oppress women, or do you just want to do things the way God intended?

turn said...

As long as my aim is true I will defy and feminist or 'slammi to make me squat.

Archonix said...

Turn, there have been similar movements in several countries. It was definitely a feminazi thing. Standing up to pee is just another sign of male dominance and aggression, not to mention a phallic symbol. Obviously.

Mark said...

"Mark Humphrys, do you know about this?"

Hi Dymphna, sorry I didn't notice this until recently. To be honest, other people's nutty rules for their religions don't bother me. It's only when they become a threat to my freedom that I get interested.

So toilet orientation doesn't oppress me either way. Whereas censorship of and threats to critics of Islam and Islamism does.

What would happen, I wonder though, if there was another minority whose beliefs required that toilets face a different way?

Mark