Friday, August 3, 2012

The new democratic and secular Egypt bans eating during Ramadan because it "hurts Muslims feelings"

This is what the "Arab Spring" has evolved to.  Imagine if Christians tried to enforce the requirement that everyone celebrate Easter.

From Bloomberg BusinessWeek August 2 by Salam El Wardany

Egypt’s Dar Al-Ifta Prohibits Eating in Public During Ramadan

Egypt’s highest body dealing with Islamic religious questions issued a fatwa banning Muslims from eating in public during the fasting hours of the holy month of Ramadan, the state-run Ahram gate website reported.

Dar Al-Efta, which is affiliated with Egypt’s top Islamic institution, Al-Azhar, urged the government to ensure the edict is respected, Ahram reported, citing a statement from the group.

Breaking the fast isn’t a personal freedom and is an “assault on the sanctity of Islam and hurts Muslim feelings,” it added.

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