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Speed demon at large

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Submitted by Rebecca Moulds (United States), May 21, 2009 at 17:18

There is nothing more exciting than watching a drag racing car negotiate the chicanes at top speeds where angels fear to tread. Imagine the rush of adrenaline it produces in the driver---somehow I don't think Islam can produce the same feeling. As far as Islam and drag racing meeting half way, I suppose anything is possible. Essentially, drag racing is a sensual and egotistical pleasure, as well as a sport best practiced only by professionals-- some would say the whole thing is"crazy"--- but certainly it cannot be forbidden. Sports such a camel racing and falconry are very popular in the Middle East, so I see no difference if Al-Thani wants to drag race---more power to him.

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