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Netizens call bull on ustazah’s [Islamic scholar's] logic about drinking dairy milk

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 9, 2015;

An ustazah’s scientific understanding is being questioned by netizens who are also mocking her “theory” on cow’s milk and human behaviour.

Fatimah Syarha, who host TV3’s Fiqh Wanita, claims that cow’s milk should not be fed to babies, as the infant may “absorb” the obtuse DNA of the bovine in the milk would somehow affect the development of the child.

The religious teacher, when discussing the importance of breastfeeding, explained that a child who is regularly fed with the dairy milk may possess features that are generally associated with the animal.

Babies, Fatimah said on Friday’s show, catered for Muslim woman, may grow up to be hot-headed because cows were so.

Her assertions, however, bewildered netizens and Fatimah inadvertently became a laughing stock on cyberspace as social media users began questioning the lack of scientific evidence in her theory, which undermined her reputation as an educator.

Directing their comments towards the television programme’s official Facebook page, netizens express their dissatisfaction with the information that has been conveyed by the show.

Adila Musa Idris commented; “I find your lack of scientific fact disturbing. You cannot based your claims on blind assumptions alone.Where is your proof?”

One Siti Amiranah said while Fatimah’s point on the importance of breastfeeding was correct, the former did not agree with the claim that cow’s milk will cause brain damage.

“It’s just ridiculous, humans have been feeding children with milk from animals for centuries.”

Mariani Mohd Azlan said that the facts provided by the host are wrong and creates confusion among its viewers, who are generally young mothers.

“I request that TV3 and the ustazah correct and amend the information on this matter or at the least provide correct scientifically accurate information in such shows.”

Aishah Balqis said based on this logic, it was best to stay away from beef, chicken and sea food.

“Maybe we should eat human flesh then you get 100% human DNA. So shallow.”

Fatimah Syarha, The Rakyat Post 8 Comments [8/12/2015 2:40:44 PM]
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Insult to Rocks

This sounds like a rejected Silver Age origin story.
Little Amad Azlan was fed cow's milk by his mother, who didn't like to breastfeed. Little did she know that the bovine DNA in the milk would transform Amad into...Bovine Boy! Amad would use his new powers to strike fear into the hearts of vegan and lactose intolerent criminals everywhere, while keeping his identity secret from his arch-nemisis..Tofu Girl!

8/12/2015 4:19:29 PM


Hot headed? Have you ever even SEEN a cow?

8/12/2015 4:59:56 PM


People from this area usually don't have enough lactase to drink fresh milk as adults. So they'd better be careful on the topic.

But the stated reasons are, well, WTF enough for being reported here

8/13/2015 2:18:45 AM

Mister Spak

But if you eat vegetables, you'll turn into a plant.

8/13/2015 4:23:53 AM

Hasan Prishtina

You get an A for promoting breastfeeding and an F for explaining your reasoning.

8/13/2015 5:26:41 AM

Doubting Thomas

Religious scholar doesn't understand science, film at 11.

8/13/2015 7:39:29 AM


That is just absolutely wonderful, and I don't say that sarcastically.

One thinG: "netizens"? What is this? Megaman Battle Network?

8/14/2015 9:06:53 AM

Goomy pls

Dafuq is with this person?

8/24/2015 9:24:53 AM

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