Posted on 22 August 2012 by Emperor
Hmmm…the title says “may be,” I say “most likely.”
As the first of an estimated 1,500 Muslims began to arrive at Cpl. Allan E. Kivlehan Park in New Dorp, Staten Island, early Sunday morning to celebrated Id al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, they discovered uncooked bacon scattered on the ground.
The New York Police Department is investigating the incident as a possible bias crime.
Muslims do not eat pork products. Pig parts have been used in other instances to taunt Muslims, according to a statement by the Council on American-Islamic Relations of New York.
The police said they did not know how much bacon had been placed on the ground. The incident was reported Sunday by the Staten Island Advance.
Posted on 22 August 2012 by Emperor
More LoonViolence, this time in France (h/t: Al-Kanz):
2012 will break all records in terms of Islamophobia. In France and abroad. This summer, the United States experienced an outbreak of attacks against mosques. Islamic Center of Joplin for example, was completely destroyed by arson . Early August, full galley Sikh religious murdered by neo-Nazi killer who took them for Muslims. A few days later, the waterfront of a mosque in Illinois, still in the United States, with a gun shot against one of the walls of the building, and last week, it is a mosque in Oklahoma City which was the cost of a paintball attack .
In France, the increase in Islamophobic acts continues. On the night of Monday to Tuesday, the day of Eid al-Fitr holiday for Muslims after the month of Ramadan, the mosque of Libourne (Gironde) was subjected to a stream of Molotov cocktail.
Located in front of the firehouse, the building was saved from the flames by the immediate intervention of firefighters. Alerted by one of them who had heard “the sound of the bottle thrown against the wall,” firefighters quickly extinguish the fire.
If you are a victim or witness an act Islamophobic, contact the Collective against Islamophobia in France. Do not expect the first deaths.
Original French article: “Islamophobie : cocktail Molotov contre la mosquée de Libourne”
Posted on 19 August 2012 by Admin
Share your Eid experiences in the comment sections.
Eid Al-Fitr is a celebration marking the end of Ramadan.
Eid-ul-Fitr, “Eid-ul-fitr”, Eid al-Fitr, Id-ul-Fitr, or Id al-Fitr (Arabic: عيد الفطر ‘Īdu l-Fiṭr), often abbreviated to Eid, is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm). The religious Eid is a single day (a Muslim is not permitted to fast that day), but it is usually celebrated for 3 days. Eid is an Arabic word meaning “festivity”, while Fiṭr means “breaking the fast”. The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan. The first day of Eid, therefore, falls on the first day of the month Shawwal. This is a day where Muslims around the world try to show a common goal of unity.
Eid prayers and celebrations in the Subcontinent:
Eid prayer and celebrations in Jerusalem:
Eid prayer and celebrations in Morocco:
Eid is a time for whole families to get together and celebrate:
The Empire State Building lit up with the color of green in honor of Eid:
Samir Nasri kicked the winning goal for Manchester City, lifted his shirt which read, “Eid Mubarak”:
“Nasri secured the three points after Southampton left back Danny Fox inadvertently headed the ball to the France midfielder, who was booked for lifting his jersey in the goal celebration to reveal a t-shirt with the “`Eid Mubarak” greeting to mark the end of Ramadan.”
Posted on 30 August 2011 by Admin
From all the writers on LoonWatch: Happy Eid!
Cairo, waxing moon