File this one under “Islam Sucks”.
To really know Islam, is to truly laugh at it and be disgusted all at the same time.
It all boils down to, milk and otherwise, to what Mohamed, the founder of Islam said and expected from his followers to abide by. Simple really.
Atiya based his fatwa on a hadith—a documented saying or doing of Islam’s prophet Muhammad and subsequently one of Sharia law’s sources of jurisprudence. Many Egyptians naturally protested this decree—hadith or no hadith—though no one could really demonstrate how it was un-Islamic; for the fatwa conformed to the strictures of Islamic jurisprudence. Still, due to the protests—not many Egyptian women were eager to “breastfeed” their male coworkers—the fatwa receded, and that was that.
However, because it was never truly rebutted, it kept making comebacks.