Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Curious attraction to animals

Learning that another sheep is reported to have given birth to a lamb with a human face in the fascinating orient, Frit would like a conclusive answer to the debate as to which of the following translations of a statement made by Ayatollah Khomeini is the most accurate:

A man can have sex with animals such as sheep, cows, camels and so on. However, he should kill the animal afterwards. He should not sell the meat to the people in his own village; however, selling the meat to the next door village should be fine.”

or:

It is loathsome to eat the meat of horse and mule and donkey and if somebody makes coitus with them, that is an intercourse, they become unlawful and they must be taken out of the city and sold elsewhere. If they have intercourse with a cow and sheep and camel their urine and dung becomes unclean and drinking their milk will also be unlawful and they must be killed and burned without delay, and the person who had intercourse with them must pay money to the owner. Further, if he had intercourse with any beast its milk becomes unlawful”.

And is there much difference?