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Malaysian Islamic body bans yoga for Muslims

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"The National Fatwa Council’s chairman, Abdul Shukor Husin, said many Muslims fail to understand that yoga’s ultimate aim is to be one with a god of a different religion—an explanation disputed by many practitioners who say yoga need not have a religious element."

Bogus! Whirling around like a Dirvish (sp?), yes, that definitely has something to do with 'god', but I could show you at least a couple thousand people at sports clubs who do not at all equate yoga with religion and wouldn't care one wit (or follow said religion) if it proved to be true... which it's not. SURE, it may have originated in Hinduism since it started out in India and with how the name can be taken to mean, but give it a rest.

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Maybe, while they are at it, they should ban Muslims since elements of Judeo-Christianity in Islam could corrupt them!

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Smithinjapan:

" BI could show you at least a couple thousand people at sports clubs who do not at all equate yoga with religion "

Islamic sports clubs?

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Heh, no wonder muslims "fit in" well in Britain. Stupid laws banning impossible things.

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" Heh, no wonder muslims "fit in" well in Britain. "

Britain is slowly adapting itself the muslims. At the end of the road, there is Sharia for all. Islam only demands, it never changes itself. Same in Malaysia. The Chinese and Indians are not directly living under Sharia, but whenever there is a conflict, Sharia wins.

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They tried to impose a similar ban (on soccer) in Saudi Arabia. Let's hope common sense will prevail over extremism.

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