Click on the New Moon.
... the Festival which marks the end of the month of Ramadan, is tomorrow -- in the West's Gregorian calendar, Friday 10 September 2010.
(The Islamic month Shawal begins now.)
During Ramadan, the gates of Hell were closed, so observant Muslims did not risk condemnation to Hell. The gates now re-open for the rest of the Islamic year.
During Ramadan, the Faithful fasted during the day, breaking their fast each evening at sundown. Eid marks a return to normal dining. (In Niagara-on-the-Lake, my taxi driver, from Turkey, kept moaning that he was starving -- but the sun was setting, and soon he'd be home eating the evening meal with his family.)
Vleeptron wishes all of us on Planet Earth the greetings of the season: Eid Mubarak, a Blessed Eid.
(Mubarak is akin to the Hebrew Baruch. The two Semitic languages are almost identical.)
In the West on this particular Eid, a fool -- just one of many Western fools -- tempts and goads us to turn Ramadan and Eid into an occasion of hatred, and damage to neighborhood and community.
In the West, in the East, in the South, in the North -- don't follow fools. Ignore fools.
Wish the greeting of the season to your neighbors.
That's how we celebrate Eid al-Fitr on Planet Vleeptron.
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