OK, so we don't all want to use Botox. We certainly don't wish to be delusional enough as Joan over here to think that through many cosmetic procedures we still look young and not, well, increasingly deformed as time marches on. But Malaysian clerics weighing in on the issue? Yes, according to the AP it's true. No more Botox for Malaysian Muslims:
Report: Malaysian Muslim clerics ban Botox
The Associated Press
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA — Islamic clerics have banned Malaysian Muslims from undergoing Botox treatment for cosmetic purposes because the compound contains prohibited and harmful substances, according to a published report.
The National Fatwa Council, which advises the government on Islamic regulations, issued the edict, but said using Botox for medical reasons - for example, to treat cerebral palsy sufferers - is permissible if doctors deem it necessary, The New Straits Times reported.
Council Chairman Shukor Husin said the ruling is not legally binding, but that Muslims who defy it would be committing a sin.
Shukor said Botox contains extracts from pigs, an animal considered unclean in Islam, and that the council ruled on the issue after studying reports by local and international specialists as well as religious edicts in the Mideast.
Wackier and wackier, I tells ya. Hat-Tip TROP.