The unnamed Islamic cleric in Europe who ruled that women should not touch or be anywhere close to bananas and cucumbers to avoid 'sexual thoughts' has become a laughingstock on the Web.

The cleric said that these fruits and vegetables resemble the male penis and hence could arouse women or make them think of sex. He also added carrots and zucchini to the list of forbidden foods for women.

The cleric further said that if a woman wished to have such a fruit or vegetable, it should be sliced into pieces by the men in the house, preferably by the woman's husband or father, before she ate them.

There has been a flow of comments ever since the news was reported. While some comments denounce Islamic repression of women, others are hilarious.

Here are few of the interesting comments and Tweets that people have posted in response to his argument.