Re: Moslems in the arctic (was: Metric Time (was Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique))

Andreas L}ngstr|m (
Sun, 15 Oct 95 01:26:38 GMT

Whittet <> wrote:
> says...
>> says...
>>>During Ramadan, Moslems must fast during the day but may eat
>>>at night. This must be pretty rough on Moslems near the arctic
>>>circle when Ramadan happens to fall in mid-summer.
>>I should assume that if it ever came up, as with most religious codes of laws,
>>they would find some way around it.
>You must not know many arabs.
[lots of examples on arabic fanatism zapped]

Well, moslems working in Kiruna (a town in the northernmost parts
of Sweden) has on numerous occasions got allah's blessing (from some
mulla or other) to eat during Ramadan even though the sun is up.

Every religion has it's fanatics, which IMNSHO is _bad_.
Most religions (Islam included) has "normal" believers, which is better
(esp if they don't bother me)
IMO, it's ok for other people to religious as long as I don't have to.

If someone rather starve to death than break some ancient religous law
where a specific circumstance weren't thougt of, it's their problem.