It seems that Islamist fighters terrorists in Somalia have declared that restaurants be closed during Ramadan so as not to violate the holiest time of the Islamic calendar and to uphold the sanctity of the month. ” We will not forgive anyone who violates our religion and the sanctity of Ramadan” they proclaim.
So, while hundreds of horrific acts of torture and murder are carried out regularly throughout the year, these killers decide to ‘curb’ violence and re-focus themselves on the worship of God. Committed to abstaining from food, sex and drink from dawn to dusk during the month of September, terrorists mingle amongst other believers to watch for the new moon, re-evaluate their lives in the light of Islamic guidance and make peace with those whom they believe have wronged them.
The annual fast of Ramadan is considered one of the five pillars of Islam. Muslims around the world unite in fasting and spiritual reflection. Believers are urged to respect this time as an opportunity to cleanse the body and soul from all impurity; to deny the trappings of indulgence, avoid evil pursuit and reject villainous persuasion. The first full moon in September marks the first day of Ramadan with the 20-29, (Laylat Al-Quadr), generally being the last of the official ten days.
By the teachings of the Qur’an, Muslims are obliged to fast so they may learn “self restraint” (Qur’an 2:183). While many purge themselves of temptation and extol the piety of Islamic doctrine, I thought I’d see how much peaceful restraint the Muslim world has recently applied across the globe. The following are some examples of Islam’s continuous riddance of impurity and ‘respect for spiritual serenity’. All cases have been documented by various news sources during the first five ‘holy days of Ramadan’.
“No justice for elderly Christian victim of Muslim axe murderer”. Sept. 4/08
“Two girls ‘badly tortured’, beaten to death for honour”. Sept. 4/08
“Somali terrorists rain down Ramadan mortars for Allah”. Sept. 3/08
“Rapist avoids charge by claiming 13 year old Christian kidnap victim ‘accepted’ Islam. Sept.2/08
“Diplomat killers spit at women, shout ‘Allah Akbar” (Sudan). Sept.
“Christian girl decapitated by militant Muslims”. Sept. 1/08
“Muslims keep Christian converts in fear (Africa)’. Sept. 1/08
“Three of five women buried alive were teen girls”. Sept. 1/08
‘O ye who believe! fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may (learn) self-restraint.” (al-Baqarah, 2:183).
I am certain that a small fraction of Muslims, somewhere, are plugging their noses at the stink of this obvious religious rot and finding the courage to denounce it. It is to those I extend a Happy Holiday. As for the rest who “suspend” the killing and hatred to moon gaze, diet, cleanse and mock civility it is clear what is celebrated.
Thank you to www.thereligionofpeace.com for the above linked articles.