If you think your life isn’t going well right now, just be thankful you don’t live in Saudi Arabia. When Sheikh Saleh Bin Fawzan Al-Fazwan, a member of the Saudi Council of Senior Scholars, heard about “a new trend of taking pictures with cats has been spreading among people who want to be like Westerners,” he said, “What?! What do you mean pictures with cats? Taking pictures is prohibited. The cats don’t matter here.”
The sheikh continued: “Taking pictures is prohibited if not for a necessity. Not with cats, not with dogs, not with wolves, not with anything.”
Perhaps this is the real reason why the United States sent troops to the Middle East. It’s not for oil or to bring democracy to other countries. It’s to give people in other nations the right to take pictures of themselves with their cats.
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