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PUBLISHED: Aug 9, 2015 12:08pm

Netizens call bull on ustazah’s logic about drinking dairy milk


Akmal Hakim

A screen-grab of TV3's Fiqh Wanita, where host Fatimah Syarha said giving babies dairy milk will see them grow up to become hot headed as cows were so.

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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.”



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