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Freedom is… Observe Ramadan, or Get a Free Night in Jail

September 28, 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments

I ran across an article linked from Fark today about a new morality police force in the West Bank. Their job is to take people into custody who are found violating Ramadan by eating or drinking between sunup and sundown. The best quote from the article has to be from the police spokesman

“Violating the holiness of Ramadan is a violation of people’s freedom.”

His reasoning for believing that violating Ramadan is a violation of freedom?

“The duty of the morality police is to preserve public manners in public places and to preserve the feelings of the people who are fasting”

It’s one of those cases where religious freedom is ensured, as long as you’re following the preferred religion. Wow

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