A Fatwa on Chess

 
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22 January 2016 02:29
 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/22/world/middleeast/saudi-arabias-top-cleric-forbids-chess-but-players-maneuver.html?_r=0

It seems that the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia has too much time on his hands - or he just got his ass handed to him in chess by a grandchild…

 
 
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22 January 2016 08:12
 

Or mating without a license as in “checkmate” is considered fornication. Not to mention people might learn to think for themselves and that is not good for Islam.

 
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22 January 2016 14:50
 

I’ve always known that chess is evil.  All those creepy little pawns lined up across the board, and that damn horse jumping in odd directions.

 
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22 January 2016 16:00
 

A great example of the fat that Islamic law is largely about protecting the most fragile male egos you can find on the planet.

 
 
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22 January 2016 17:23
 

Borrowing from a similar discussion - perhaps it’s because the queen is the most powerful piece