Posts tagged "ramadan"
In the News:  Wicca, Climate Change, Gaza and Much More

In the News: Wicca, Climate Change, Gaza and Much More

A round-up of recent religion and media stories in the news.
The Different Kinds of Hunger: Ramadan at Guantanamo

The Different Kinds of Hunger: Ramadan at Guantanamo

By Sajida Jalalzai. A hunger strike at Guantanamo during Ramadan reveals contradictions about religion, ethics, and prisoners' rights.

Why I Became Muslim

From James Davis' interviews with Muslims in Florida, for the Sun Sentinel, to mark Ramadan:
Q. Why did you want to become a Muslim? People of color in America were treated as second-class citizens. The Nation of Islam offered a different way of seeing yourself, as a person of value and dignity. That was appealing...

Hurts So Good

Ramadan is over, and Christmas is coming; so who better to celebrate the season than a Buddhist named Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey? “Jesus Christ rose from the dead to save these fucking people,” Vega-Frey’s Muslim boss asked him, “and what do they do to celebrate? They go and buy all kinds of junk.” You want to thank God,...

What Not To Do On Ramadan

This Ramadan, The Revealer promises not to disturb our fast with: movies, masturbation, or cupping (that’s medical bloodletting, for all you infidels). Islam Online offers other helpful hints in its “Ask The Scholar,” column. Amusing? Sure. Complicated? Definitely. Too often the press translates non-Christian religious events into secular American terms of wholesomeness, family, and piety. These examples alone point to all the stories...