Now this is just silly........
Because the anti-bacterial gel contains alcohol: Muslims ‘refuse anti-MRSA gel’.
Some Muslims are undermining the battle to rid Britain’s hospitals of killer infections by refusing to wash their hands when visiting sick relatives.
Dispensers containing anti-bacterial gel have been placed outside wards at hospitals all over
Britain in a bid to get rid of superbugs like MRSA and PVL. It prevents people bringing in more infections. But some Muslims refuse to use the hand cleansers on religious grounds because they contain alcohol.
A simple but very illustrative example of how religious practice carried to the extreme crosses into the absurd.