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  • Go green for Ramadan

    08/01/2011 4:36:56 PM PDT · by PROCON · 45 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | Aug 1, 2011 | Erin Meyer
    Islamic organizations hope to raise environmental awareness during annual fast As Chicago-area Muslims begin the fast of Ramadan Monday, religious leaders are calling on the faithful to keep two causes in their prayers: the health of the planet and the people of Somalia who have been devastated by environmental crisis. In partnership with aid organizations and a coalition of groups that provide support for African immigrants and refugees, the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago hopes to raise awareness and charitable donations for drought-ridden Somalia during the obligatory fas
  • When is Ramadan in 2010?

    08/11/2010 5:55:53 AM PDT · by judylibby · 21 replies
    Ramadan in 2010 will start on Wednesday, the 11th of August and will continue for 30 days until Thursday, the 9th of September. Based on sightability in North America, in 2010 Ramadan will start in North America a day later - on Thursday, the 12th of August. Note that in the Muslim calander, a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day, so observing Muslims will celebrate Ramadan on the sunset of Tuesday, the 10th of August. Although Ramadan is always on the same day of the Islamic calendar, the date on the Gregorian calendar varies from year to...
  • Egyptian Police Arrest Christians, Muslims for Eating

    09/12/2009 3:37:09 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies · 913+ views
    Assyrian International News Agency ^ | September 10 2009 | Mary Abdelmassih
    (AINA) -- On August 30, 2009 Egyptian police forces in the Upper Egyptian town of Aswan, launched an unprecedented and unconstitutional campaign to enforce the Ramadan fast, the Muslim month of fasting, arresting 150 for publicly eating, drinking or smoking. These arrests were seen by many as a step closer towards adopting an Egyptian model of the Saudi Arabian "Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice" Police Squads. "There is no such offence in the Egyptian law," said lawyer Khaled Ali, executive director of the Hisham Mubarak Law Center. "The Interior Ministry, to justify the arrests, has twisted "violating public...
  • Obama turns spotlight on Ellison (ALLAH FUBAR!!)

    09/02/2009 8:21:33 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 16 replies · 974+ views
    StarCrescentTribune ^ | 9/2/09 | BOB VON STERNBERG
    U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn. (PBUH), sat down for dinner at the White House Tuesday night and got a personal shout-out from President Obama. Ellison was attending a dinner commemorating Ramadan, along with other members of Congress, the Cabinet and dozens of members of the diplomatic corps. At the top of his remarks to his guests, Obama singled out Ellison and Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., as "the first two Muslims to serve in Congress." Ellison had the distinction of being the first, when he was elected in 2006, and gained worldwide media coverage. Carson became the second when he was...
  • Learn about Kwanzaa, it's worth celebrating (Gag Alert!)

    12/25/2006 12:18:10 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 58 replies · 1,655+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | Sun, Dec. 24, 2006 | Akilah Monifa
    Learn about Kwanzaa, it's worth celebrating By Akilah Monifa COMMENTARY I CELEBRATE Kwanzaa, a holiday that honors family, community and culture. My family and I have done so for years. But five years after Sept. 11, in this climate of religious and cultural intolerance in America, I can sympathize with Muslims here who feel like outsiders. Many white Americans are suspicious and fearful of Kwanzaa. Like other holidays that are celebrated predominantly by people of color -- such as Ramadan, Juneteenth, Holi, Hispanic Heritage Month -- Kwanzaa ought to be an opportunity for those who are unfamiliar with it to...
  • Community invited to Ramadan event (Geneva NY)

    10/16/2006 9:15:34 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 43 replies · 981+ views
    Finger Lakes Times ^ | Monday, October 16, 2006 | By MIKE MASLANIK
    GENEVA - People of all faiths are invited to celebrate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan with a night of dinner, devotion and dialogue, hosted by Hobart and William Smith Colleges. On Thursday, the Colleges will host an interfaith meal and discussion. Organizers hope the evening will inspire more events to promote inter-religious understanding. Attendees are encouraged to fast during the day and donate their lunch money to tsunami relief efforts. The food will be potluck, and Imam Yahya Luqman, of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Rochester, will speak about keeping the faith in America. Luqman will speak at 5 p.m....
  • Muslims' anger as London Olympics clash with Ramadan

    10/14/2006 3:41:13 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 172 replies · 3,075+ views
    The 2012 London Olympics have been plunged into controversy by the discovery that the Games will clash with Ramadan, the most holy month in the Islamic calendar. The clash will put Muslim athletes at a disadvantage as they will be expected to fast from sunrise to sunset for the entire duration of the Games. In 2012, Ramadan will take place from July 21 to August 20, while the Olympics run from July 27 to August 12. An anticipated 3,000 Muslim competitors are expected to be affected. About a quarter of the 11,099 athletes who took part in the 2004 Athens...
  • Third Night of 'Ramadan Rioting' in Capital of Europe

    09/27/2006 6:50:46 AM PDT · by Republicain · 284 replies · 8,213+ views
    The Brussels Journal ^ | 09/27/2006 | Paul Belien
    It looks as if immigrants youths want to turn nightly rioting during the Islamic holy month of ramadan into an annual tradition. Around 8:30pm last night violence erupted again in Brussels, the capital of Europe. The riots centered on the Brussels Marollen quarter and the area near the Midi Train Station, where the international trains from London and Paris arrive. Youths threw stones at passing people and cars, windows of parked cars were smashed, bus shelters were demolished, cars were set ablaze, a youth club was arsoned and a shop was looted. Two molotov cocktails were thrown into St.Peter’s hospital,...
  • Pig's head dumped outside mosque at start of Ramadan

    09/29/2006 9:27:34 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 182 replies · 4,475+ views
    Yahoo | AFP ^ | 9/28/06
    LONDON (AFP) - Police have revealed they were investigating the dumping of a pig's head outside a mosque on the first full day of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. The head was found outside the Jamia Mosque in Newport, southeast Wales, on Saturday. The Koran strictly forbids Muslims to eat pork. "We treat all incidents of hate crime seriously and are pursuing a number of lines of inquiry to identify the offender," said Gwent Police Superintendent Simon Prince on Friday. Nobody at the mosque was available for comment but Sheikh Mohammad Thair Ullah, the chairman of the nearby Shah...
  • To That Stupid Liberal Lurker - I Got Zapped

    06/24/2006 9:21:32 AM PDT · by tough decision · 238 replies · 6,388+ views
    One look at you tells me all I need to know about you. I am so tired of liberals that think they are so brilliant. You are such a stupid jackass. You are so stupid you probably believe that the Bush administration orchestrated the attacks on 9/11. Every time you go on the internet, every time you make a bank transaction, or pay a bill, every time you try to email a congressman or senator they are getting so much information off of you. Of course it is all a conspiracy by the Bush administration. I have screwed around by...
  • WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! You Mods ZOTTED Me!

    06/23/2006 2:33:07 PM PDT · by Gatemouth · 213 replies · 4,986+ views
    Kos | Gatemouth
    Here's something for you to ponder over... http://distressedamerican.cf.huffingtonpost.com/ Any thoughts?
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • It's Time to Put Muslim Holidays in US Calendars

    02/27/2006 4:19:01 PM PST · by SJackson · 214 replies · 3,560+ views
    Al Jazeeran ^ | February 25, 2006 | Jane Jewell
    Jane JewellAl-Jazeerah, February 25, 2006Dear Muslims in America,May I suggest that it is time you got yourselves established as part of the American Way of Life, and not people of a religion that belongs to ‘them’ and not to ‘us’.I have been sending the following email to various calendar makers. You may like to do the same and get your holidays included in the 2007 calendars. I have noticed that many calendars in the USA list the Christian and the Jewish holidays, but not the Muslim ones.As there are now 8 million Muslims in the USA, exceeding the 6 million...
  • A special message from the Department of Troll Control, come and get it!

    01/12/2006 8:39:35 AM PST · by dhls · 6,335 replies · 37,707+ views
    Department of Troll Control | Another Ignorant Troll
    Fellow Americans, there comes a time every mans life when we must give up ourselves before we are worthy to recieve. There comes a time in this war on terror when in order to protect liberty, we have to give it up in the mean time for safty. That's right folks. Today, Americans have forsaken the creator for the creation and have decided that they would value our "civil liberties" than protecting western civilization and rich white people from the tender mercies of radical Islamic terrorists. Selfish liberals insist and whine that Bush has no right to spy on Americans...
  • SICK OF PEOPLE IMPOSING THEIR RELIGOUS BELIEFS ON OTHERS

    12/27/2005 10:42:05 AM PST · by proud republican woman · 569 replies · 16,623+ views
    Freeper | December 27, 2005 | Proud Republican Woman, zotted by Archpriestess Helga, Church of the Viking Kittens
    After reading all of the crap that people have been saying regarding Adult Private Social Clubs, I felt that I had to post an article and give my opinion. I am sick and tired of all the religous groups that are saying that there are drugs, prostitution, minors, non-consenting people, and just immoral people at these clubs! First of all, who do these people think they are to decide what is morally right or wrong for me? I believe that I have a good set of morals. I am a law abiding, tax paying citizen, I work full time and...
  • Something Every Zottee Should Realize

    11/17/2005 6:15:41 AM PST · by Turkey Day · 270 replies · 7,570+ views
    <p>You people are jerks. Not likeable jerks either, but the kind folks would like to smack in the back of the head with a shovel. Think Judge Snells from Caddyshack or Neidermier from Animal House.</p> <p>I know this probably comes as a shock to you, but if you do some serious soul searching, you'll realize that I am right.</p>
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • Happy Ramadan - from your US Congress

    11/11/2003 11:38:55 AM PST · by geros · 52 replies · 319+ views
    US Newswire ^ | 11-11-03 | Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787
    WHAT: On Wednesday, November 12, the House of Representatives and leaders of the American Muslim community will hold a Ramadan iftar, or fast breaking, on Capitol Hill. WHEN: Wednesday, November 12, 4:45 - 6:30 p.m. WHERE: House Judiciary Committee Hearing Room, 2141 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. The iftar is being co-hosted by Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.), Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.), Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.), and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Cafli.). "This important event will provide an excellent opportunity for elected officials and congressional staffers to learn more about the American Muslim community and the...
  • Blast heard in diplomatic quarter of Riyad, Saudi Arabia

    11/08/2003 1:33:32 PM PST · by Tree of Liberty · 579 replies · 455+ views
    Fox News Channel | November 8, 2003
    A diplomat just informed Fox News that a blast was heard in the diplomatic quarter of the city. No further information was given.
  • Al-Qaeda planning US 'death blow'

    10/30/2003 11:17:40 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 349 replies · 637+ views
    Australia News ^ | Oct. 31, 2003 | Dubai correspondent -Agence France-Presse
    OSAMA bin Laden's al-Qaeda terror network is planning a "death blow" against Americans during the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, a Saudi magazine reports in its issue due out today. "Al-Qaeda is going to carry out a death blow against Americans during the month of Ramadan," Al-Majallah said, quoting an e-mail sent by Abu Mohammed al-Ablaj, identified as a senior member of al-Qaeda. Ablaj, who regularly communicates with the London-based weekly via e-mail, did not specify if the threatened strike will be carried out in the United States or against American interests abroad. "Muslims have the right to draw...
  • McDonald's is torched because it stayed open during Ramadan

    11/21/2002 7:52:01 AM PST · by Jimmyclyde · 76 replies · 719+ views
    World Tribune ^ | 11-21-02
    Gunman torches McDonald's that stayed open during Ramadan fast SPECIAL TO WORLD TRIBUNE.COM Thursday, November 21, 2002 ABU DHABI — Saudi Arabia has declared an alert and bolstered security around Western installations after a gunman set fire to a U.S.-owned McDonald's restaurant near Riyadh that stayed open during the daytime Ramadan fasting period. Saudi officials said an unidentified gunman torched the McDonald's restaurant in Al Kharj 80 kilometers south of Riyadh. They said the gunman fled and nobody was injured. The United States maintains a military presence in several parts of the kingdom, including Al Kharj. About 3,000 U.S. soldiers...