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Muslims break daytime fast as Ramadan ends

By Graham Cooke - 10 September 2010 15

The Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan ended yesterday allowing Canberra’s Muslim community to break its dawn-to-dusk fast which it has been holding for the past 30 days.

Canberra Multicultural Community Forum Vice President Diana Abdel-Rahman said that the next few days would be one of rejoicing and feasting for the community as it marked Ed al-Fitr, one of the most joyous events in the Islamic Calendar.

“In some Muslim countries the celebrations go on for several days, but in Canberra we will have one public festival on 19 September,” Ms Abdel-Rahman said. 

“It will be held at John Dunmore lawns (next to Questacon) and is supported by the Australian Federal Police. We are inviting everyone along. It is an interfaith, whole-of-community event.”

“Fasting is decreed by our holy book, the Qur’an, helping Muslims to withdraw from the pleasures of the material world and concentrate on contemplation, prayer and good works,” she said.

“It is a mark of the understanding in our multicultural community that the month has passed off without any reported problems.”

She added her voice to mounting condemnation of the plan by a small Florida Christian Church to burn copies of the Qur’an on the ninth anniversary of the 11 September Terrorist attacks on the United States.

“Coming as it does at the end at the end of Ramadan, this despicable and pointless act only proves the point that minority extremist groups do not represent the voice of the majority who oppose this behaviour,” she said.

“We must continue to work to build bridges and conduct ourselves in a manner that is expected by all faiths”.

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Muslims break daytime fast as Ramadan ends
Bosworth 8:56 pm 12 Sep 10

Jim Jones said :

Outta Control said :

The burning of the Qur’an (Koran) has been cancelled after threats of violence and terrorism. Says a lot, doesn’t it?

Yep, all religious fundamentalists are a pack of idiots – they’re as bad as each other.

Jim, the bigot at the centre of this controversy is named Terry Jones. Any relation? :p

eyeLikeCarrots 8:56 am 11 Sep 10

Outta Control said :

The burning of the Qur’an (Koran) has been cancelled after threats of violence and terrorism. Says a lot, doesn’t it?

Yep, it says you’re smart enough to tar all Muslims with the same brush. Lame dude, really lame.

DBCooper 9:44 pm 10 Sep 10

Danish Cartoonists might want to skip this event?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNtDrUhcKyQ

Pork Hunt 5:14 pm 10 Sep 10

PBO said :

Wheres Captain RAAF? I thought that he would have been all over this like Dennis Fergusen at a kiddy pool.

Out buying matches and Korans…

astrojax 2:55 pm 10 Sep 10

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Outta Control said :

The burning of the Qur’an (Koran) has been cancelled after threats of violence and terrorism. Says a lot, doesn’t it?

What is your point?

surely the point is that the burnings of the qur’an in the first place were a reaction to the perceived complicity of this book in the terrorism and violence principally demonstrated in the september 11 attacks..? now [renewed] threats of violence and terrorism [wrought upon the stupid redneck pasta, sorry, pastor] have quelled his enthusiasm for his retribution…

colourful sydney rac 2:32 pm 10 Sep 10

Outta Control said :

The burning of the Qur’an (Koran) has been cancelled after threats of violence and terrorism. Says a lot, doesn’t it?

What is your point?

farnarkler 2:20 pm 10 Sep 10

Hmmm I was thinking more the wind swept plains and mountains of Mars.

PBO 2:16 pm 10 Sep 10

Wheres Captain RAAF? I thought that he would have been all over this like Dennis Fergusen at a kiddy pool.

astrojax 1:39 pm 10 Sep 10

wind-swept, of course. can’t have fundamentalists going round disrupting life in swpet mountains… 🙂

astrojax 1:38 pm 10 Sep 10

farnarkler said :

Well I wish all the religious fundamentalists would find a nice big open space, get rid of each other, and leave the rest of us alone.

i hear the sand-swept plains and wind-swpet mountains of afghanistan are nice this time of year…

fgzk 1:14 pm 10 Sep 10

Farmarkler …I think they already have. Afghanistan, Iraq, America, middle east. Lots of open space in those countries. Plenty of religious fundamental idiots too. Its not like they are going to leave us alone if our government is so keen to join in.

But this post is just about the end of Ramadan, not some perceived terrorist threat. So you might be one of those idiots too.

Idiots.

Pommy bastard 1:10 pm 10 Sep 10

Jim Jones said :

Yep, all religious fundamentalists are a pack of idiots – they’re as bad as each other.

Now, now, Jim! We should have respect and tolerance for people with religious views, no matter how intolerant, vicious and nasty, and lunatic thiose views are. No matter if they decide that their belief in the great Oogah BooGah in the sky entitled them to ride roughshod over the mores, intelligence, culture , democracy, and freedoms we should allow them to ferment in their own vats of superstitious bile, and occasionally blow up people..

Otherwise we are just as bad as they are.

[add wink icon here]

farnarkler 12:42 pm 10 Sep 10

Well I wish all the religious fundamentalists would find a nice big open space, get rid of each other, and leave the rest of us alone.

Jim Jones 11:59 am 10 Sep 10

Outta Control said :

The burning of the Qur’an (Koran) has been cancelled after threats of violence and terrorism. Says a lot, doesn’t it?

Yep, all religious fundamentalists are a pack of idiots – they’re as bad as each other.

Outta Control 11:35 am 10 Sep 10

The burning of the Qur’an (Koran) has been cancelled after threats of violence and terrorism. Says a lot, doesn’t it?

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