16 August 2008

Cucumber Purchases by Women Declared Illegal by Al-Qa'eda in Iraq

This barely qualifies as garden blog fodder, but our cucumber vines continue to produce so much fruit and we are sick of them. But this story made my eyes bug out.
According to an article sent to me by a friend, Al-Qa'eda has lost credibility for enforcing rules on the most mundane aspects of everyday life.

These rules include a ban on women buying suggestively-shaped vegetables.
Sheikh Hameed al-Hayyes told Reuters that they regarded the cucumber as male and tomato as female. Women were not allowed to buy cucumbers, only men.

So, does this get me out of harvesting, watering and caring for our cucumbers for the rest of the summer?

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