Ramadan: Submit Or Else …
Feeling dehydrated? Big deal. Got diabetes? Tough luck. Not a Muslim? Doesn’t matter. Here are a few recent examples of what happens to anyone who fails to reflect the image of the Beast during the “holy month” of Ramadan …
Iran: Man Whipped For Drinking Water During Ramadan – “Our Persian contact sent this to us this evening… This man was whipped for drinking water during the day during the Muslim month of Ramadan where Muslims are instructed to skip lunch and stuff their faces every morning before sunrise and then again every night after sunset. But they are not allowed to eat or drink during the day and only men over 50 are allowed to have sex during the day.” Read more.
Borneo: 11 Muslims Arrested For Breaking Ramadan Fast – “Eleven Muslims have thus far been nabbed by the Sarawak Islamic Religious Department (Jais) for not fasting during the month of Ramadan which started on July 21, said Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department Datuk Daud Abdul Rahman on Saturday. Out of the 11 caught, four were from Kota Samarahan, three each from Kuching and Miri, and one from Mukah. Daud told reporters after presenting assistance to 200 children of Hamidah Yakub Orphanage Complex that the 11 would be charged in court.” Read more.
Pakistan: Police Beat Two Men For Enjoying Soft Drink During Ramadan – “Two men were detained and assaulted by policemen in the Pakistani capital for having a soft drink at a popular tourist spot during the period of fasting in the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. The two men – Anwar Abbas and Malik Saeed – were detained while they were having a soft drink inside a car at Daman-e-Koh, a viewpoint overlooking Islamabad, on Friday afternoon… In the meantime, a police constable came and said taking drinks during fasting is a violation of the Ramazan Act and a serious crime.” Read more.
Kuwait: Police Detain Thirsty Man For Drinking Water In Desert Nation During Ramadan – “Over the weekend, Kuwaiti police said they made the first arrest of someone who failed to abide by their strict conditions during the holy month. Police have indicated that a police patrol saw an ‘Asian drinking water from a bottle during the day.’ When the man was approached by officers and asked why he was not fasting, the man told them his sect ‘had not yet started fasting.’ Police disregarded the excuse and arrested him.” Read more.
Indonesia: Mob Of Muslim Youth Attack Business For Serving Non-Muslims Alcohol During Ramadan – “Indonesian police said on Monday they had arrested 62 people, most of them minors, involved in attacking a bar in south Jakarta for serving alcohol during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan. A group of 150 youths – some as young as 13 and carrying swords and golf clubs – raided the De Most bar late on Saturday, smashing bottles of alcoholic drinks and damaging the property… ‘They shattered the windows and door and smashed bottles, saying they wanted all bars shut to ensure the month of Ramadan is not tainted,’ he added.” Read more.
Palestinian Territories: Six Palestinians Arrested, One Given Month In Prison, For Eating In Public During Ramadan – “Under Islamic law, eating is prohibited from sunrise until sunset during the entire month. In addition, the Chairman of the PA Supreme Court for Shari’ah Law said PA law should prohibit even non-Muslims and those who cannot fast for health reasons from eating in public during the month. Sheikh Yusuf Ida’is explained: ‘Our streets are Islamic,’ and formal legislation should be enacted to ‘severely punish’ anyone who eats publicly during Ramadan.” Read more.