This is so vaguely sourced that you shouldn’t trust it all, so regard it as nothing but a humor item. The Islamic heat is rising in the grocery store.
An Islamic cleric residing in Europe said that women should not be close to bananas or cucumbers, in order to avoid any “sexual thoughts.”
The unnamed sheikh, who was featured in an article on el-Senousa news, was quoted saying that if women wish to eat these food items, a third party, preferably a male related to them such as their a father or husband, should cut the items into small pieces and serve.
He said that these fruits and vegetables “resemble the male penis” and hence could arouse women or “make them think of sex.” Bikyamasr.com cannot independently verify the accuracy of the news item at time of writing.
He also added carrots and zucchini to the list of forbidden foods for women.
It’s ridiculous, it’s funny, it’s stupid, and it’s so blatantly absurd that I’m not going to believe it until I see some confirmation, but still…we live in a world where Islamic clerics declare that allowing women to drive will end virginity, so mere absurdity is no longer sufficient to rule out a story.