It still awes me that the left goes on and on about "tolerance" and berates the "religious right" as it wants a free pass for Muslim terrorists (or "freedom fighters"). Yet in comparison to religious right, Islam's intolerance makes Jerry Falwell look like Larry Flint.
I just read what I feel may just be the most insane thing to date over at Lost Budgie Blog. There has been a new Fatwa issued that commands married couples to leave their clothes on while they have sex or their marriage will be rendered invalid!
"According to the religious edict issued by Rashad Hassan Khalil, a former dean of Al-Azhar University's faculty of Sharia (or Islamic law), "being completely naked during the act of coitus annuls the marriage". (source)
I once heard that Orthodox Jews had to have sex through a whole in a sheet (but since I heard it on Curb Your Enthusiasm, I'm not sure how valid the information is...;) ).
Also in Islamic news...(supporting the case of mass intolerance by followers of Islam that wouldn't be tolerated if practiced by any other group, race, or religion):
Abu Hamza al-Masri, a prominent Muslim cleric, "In one of his lectures, accused the Jews of being blasphemous, treacherous and dirty. This, because of their treachery and their blasphemy and their filth, was why Hitler was sent into the world." (source)
Sir Iqbal Sacranie, the head of the Muslim Council of Britain, criticized same-sex unions and claimed that homosexuality was "harmful"...
"Asked if he believed homosexuality was harmful to society, he said: "Certainly it is a practice that in terms of health, in terms of the moral issues that comes along in a society - it is. It is not acceptable."
"Each of our faiths tells us that it is harmful and I think, if you look into the scientific evidence that has been available in terms of the forms of various other illnesses and diseases that are there, surely it points out that where homosexuality is practiced there is a greater concern in that area." (source)
So we have a female subjugating, sexually repressed, anti-Semitic, anti-gay religion that the left champions at every opportunity. Odd.
Sex with your clothes on...?