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Islamic cleric bans women from touching bananas, cucumbers for sexual resemblance
by Manar Ammar
An Islamic cleric residing in Europe said that women should not be close to bananas or cucumbers, in order to avoid any "sexual thoughts."
The unnamed sheikh, who was featured in an article on el-Sawsana news, was quoted saying that if women wish to eat these food items, a third party, preferably a male related to them such as their a father or husband, should cut the items into small pieces and serve.
He said that these fruits and vegetables "resemble the male penis" and hence could arouse women or "make them think of sex." Bikyamasr.com cannot independently verify the accuracy of the news item at time of writing.
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