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Starving student faces the challenges of Ramadan
As a part of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, I, along with Muslims all throughout the world, have been fasting from sunrise to sunset for 30 straight days, since Aug. 22.
Ramadan is the ninth and holiest month in the Islamic calendar in which Muslims fast and purify themselves through good deeds and by offering extra prayer...
Ted Rudow III,MA
Christians probably know about as little about Islam as can be know. When we really think about it we realise how ignorant we are of both their religion and the people. About all we've ever heard has been the very negative and uncomplimentary propaganda by so-called Christians and Christendom and the Western enemies of Islam.
What good have you ever heard from the West about the Muslims? Honestly now, how much good have you ever heard about the Arabs, even before they became famous for their oil? I think the horrible impression that most people have had of the Arabs stems from the Crusades.
What little they remember is that the Muslims were some kind of fierce cruel warriors who the so-called "Christian Crusaders" had to fight to so-call "free" the Holy City, using just as much cruelty against the Arabs as the Arabs were accused of using against Christians. So it's about six of one and half-a-dozen of the other, only the cruelty of one was done in the name of Christ, sad to say, which is even worse, whereas the Arabs were really defending their homeland in the name of God.
Many Muslims have watched in anger as their fellows have been killed around the world. The Israelis have killed many innocent Palestinians, and the U.S. has supplied the arms for their slaughter. Muslims have seen the U.S. kill many innocents as well, first in Iraq, where they bombed and butchered tens of thousands in the Gulf War, and great multitudes since then in the siege of that nation through sanctions.
Ted Rudow III,MA
class of 1996