Sunday, June 16, 2013

No Sex For Muslims - and No Dates Either

That's the headline.

The dates are those that one eats, not go out to a restaurant or ... dark alleyways.


Almost three weeks ahead of the holy fasting month, British Muslims are campaigning against consuming dates produced in Israeli settlements during Ramadan.

"We want to draw everyone’s attention to the 'Check the Label - Boycott Israeli Dates' campaign by holding a national day of action," the Muslim Association of Britain (MAB) said in a statement.  "Buying these dates will mean that your money is going towards supporting the theft of Palestinian land and the oppression of Palestinians."

...Most Muslims break their fast during Ramadan with dates as Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him).  Ramadan, the holiest month in Islamic calendar, is set to start next month.  In Ramadan, adult Muslims, save the sick and those traveling, abstain from food, drink, smoking and sex between dawn and sunset.

Most dedicate their time during the holy month to become closer to Allah through self-restraint, good deeds and prayer.  British Muslims will distribute leaflets outside mosques after Friday prayers to discourage people against consuming Israeli Medjoul dates during Ramadan.

Posters will also be put up in mosques and local shops for the same purpose.  Campaigners will also make a list with the supermarkets that label the Israeli dates as their own product, including Asda, Sainsbury’s, Marks & Spencer, Waitrose and Tesco...

Isn't this racist discrimination?

They keep emphasizing "Israeli" and downplay "settlements".  Not fair.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Am I the only one who noticed that they are forbidding Arab-grown dates as well?

"Do not buy dates . . . labelled: Israel, WEST BANK, or JORDAN VALLEY.

Last I heard, there were lots on good Muslim growers in the West Bank and the Jordan Valley.