TURKEY: GOVERNOR SACKED AS RISOTTO SCANDAL SPLITS NATION
(ANSAmed) - ANKARA, AUGUST 22 - The governor, or vali, of the Turkish province of Mugla has been dismissed and summoned in Ankara for having served Turkish Interior Minister Osman Gunes risotto prepared with sinful (haram) wine. "Because of you I committed a sin. You made me swallow alcohol," the minister yelled at the Mugla governor Temel Kocaklar, immediately after he realised that the risotto he had just eaten with great pleasure contained a glass of the diabolical alcoholic drink
, absolutely forbidden by Islam.
The minister so liked the risotto, which was served at dinner after a working meeting, that he wanted to hear the recipe directly from the chef who had prepared it. But the governor found himself in hot water when the minister, upon realising there was wine in that risotto, turned red with anger and began shouting in public. Upon returning to Ankara, the minister dismissed at once the vali and summoned him to the Interior Ministry in Ankara: a good punishment, revealed to the media by the valžs wife, Sabahat Kocaklar, who disclosed details of the incident in an interview with 'Vatan' newspaper.
Prominent theologians also expressed their opinion on the "risotto" debate by disproving the hot-tempered and over-devout minister. "Alcohol consumed in pasta is not a sin because the alcohol evaporates while it is being cooked," said famous theologian Yasar Nuri Ozturk, while his colleagues Suleyman Ates, equally renowned, affirmed: "If a person consumes unknowingly a meal cooked in alcohol it is not a sin. It is enough to ask forgiveness from God." 'Hurriyet' newspaper accompanied the news with a poll which shows that after the "risotto scandal" created by Minister Gunes, the interest towards risotto has increased much both in restaurants and in supermarkets. The poll does not show, however, whether the interest for white wine has increased. (ANSAmed).
Well now we all know how pious the minister is...what a very self-righteous holy man...and he even got the poor govenor fired. Way to go St Gunes. What an appropriate name -> gune = species unknown. lol
Take off your hat and bow very low in reverence when you next meet, see or even hear of his piousness, the gune.