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Submitted by Rebecca Moulds (United States), Mar 6, 2008 at 17:47

Most Americans don't even possess a passport ,let alone know much about Islam, but how many know everything about their own religions? Very few I suspect, including myself.

One example of this is when I invited a Muslim friend over for dinner while living in Indonesia. He was imbibing his last glass of wine the night before Ramadan began, and I asked him: "Should you be drinking alcohol as a Muslim? " His reply: "If I am in public, I never drink. But we are in a private home, so it's o.k. "

Next question: "Why do you fast during Ramadan?" His reply:" I don't know. It's tradition."

End of story.

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