A fatwa issued by Saudi religious scholar Mohammad Saleh Al Minjed bans the creation of snowmen, saying it is too western of a practice.
“It is not permitted to make a statue out of snow, even by way of play and fun,” said the fatwa.
After a snow storm on the Arabian Peninsula, children started building snow-camels — a rare incident that inspired the fatwa.
Supporters of the fatwa say the creation of snowmen or snow camels, rather, is a crude imitation of the West…
The camels, built in the northern part of the country, were a nod to the local culture.
“We have snow for fleeting days, maybe even hours, and there is always someone who wants to rob us of the joy and the fun,” said opposing blogger Mishaal.
Be satisfied you can do that, Mishaal. We have fundamentalist religions in the US that won’t let you drink coffee.