Sunday, October 15, 2006

Stop the Olympics! Its Ramadan!

The 2012 London Olympics have been plunged into controversy by the discovery that the Games will clash with Ramadan, the most holy month in the Islamic calendar.

The clash will put Muslim athletes at a disadvantage as they will be expected to fast from sunrise to sunset for the entire duration of the Games.

In 2012, Ramadan will take place from July 21 to August 20, while the Olympics run from July 27 to August 12.

Because the Muslim calendar is based on a lunar cycle, the ninth month of Ramadan - which runs from the appearance of one new crescent moon to the next - gets earlier by around 11 days each year.

Massoud Shadjareh, chairman of the London-based Islamic Human Rights Commission, said: "They would not have organised this at Christmas. It is equally stupid to organise it at Ramadan.

One thing you don’t realise Mr Shadjareh, Christmas doesn’t change dates and as far as I am aware the Olympics doesn’t change dates either. It is only your Ramadan that changes dates so why should we accommodate you?

Atleast we won’t have to worry about terrorism and suicide bombers. Wouldn’t it be great to have a Muslim free Olympics? I don’t actually watch the Olympics and don’t intend to start but anything without Muslims would be much better. Take this country for example.

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