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Fasting is often a farce in Saudi Arabia

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Submitted by M. Meyer (United States), Aug 27, 2011 at 18:34

I now know firsthand that fasting is a bondage Arabs have put on the whole Islamic world while they, themselves, shut down everything in the cradle of Islam so they can sleep all day (the hours of fasting). Then when the sun goes down, the eating, partying, and watching of TV specials offered only during the fast begin and continue to dawn. While Muslims around the world struggle to keep up, modern exporters of the fast--it began long before Mohammed endorsed it--give advice on TV how NOT TO GAIN WEIGHT during the FAST!

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