Top Saudi cleric says men should be allowed to chop up and eat their wives

Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah
Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah

A fatwa, which is reportedly attributed to the mufti of Saudi Arabia, Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, permits Muslim men to chop up and eat their wives in the event of extreme hunger.

Reports indicate that the grand mufti claimed that this will allow the couple to "become one as their bodies will fuse together after the husband eats his wife".

The Saudi grand mufti previously declared Twitter to be the “source of all evil” and once claimed that all the churches in the Middle East need to be destroyed.   

The fatwa has yet to be officially confirmed, but local reports claim that it "allows a man to eat his wife or parts of her body, if the husband was afflicted with a severe hunger" and that it “is interpreted as evidence of the sacrifice of women and obedience to her husband and her desire for the two to become one."

Muslim World League spokesman Khalid ben Abdel-Rahman El-Shaye told CNN that the fatwa was fabricated.

"The truth is that this is fabricated and made up from its basis. These ill thoughts cannot come from any Muslim, regardless of a great scholar who Muslims refer to from around the world. It was made up to create this confusion and damage,"