An Islamic cleric who resides in Europe has said that women should not be close to banana’s, cucumbers, carrots or zucchini in an effort to avoid any “sexual thoughts”.
He went on to say that if women wanted to eat or cook with such items a third party, preferably a male related to them should cut them into small pieces. This shape shift would apparently banish sexual thoughts.
“These items resemble the male penis” he explained, and therefore could arouse women and “make them think of sex” said the unamed Islamic cleric.
Luckily this view has been disputed by many, Muslims included( /especially) with many taking to the internet to mock the cleric, claiming it gives a bad name to Islam (it does.) Others called him a seeker of fame, but no official responses from renowned Islamic scholars have been published on the statements.
Cool. So no peaches or pomegrates for the men either then, right?