All forgotten for now.....
However the issue of Chess has become an object of Wahhabi wrath as reported today in the London Evening Standard:
Grand mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh issued the strange fatwa when he answered a question during his weekly television show.
In response to one viewer’s question, he said: “The game of chess is a waste of time and an opportunity to squander money. It causes enmity and hatred between people.”
He went on to compare chess with maisir, a game forbidden by the Quran, in which players shoot arrows without feathers to win pieces of camel meat.
Although highly influential, the grand mufti has no legal authority, meaning the game has not been banned.
This isn't the first time some nutty cleric has attacked chess:
And they wonder why the religion of peace gets such a bad press...