Category Archives: Ramadan

Broadcaster: Ramadan an ‘Old German Custom’ Celebrated Longer than Oktoberfest

German radio broadcaster Deutschlandfunk Kultur has claimed that the Islamic holy month of Ramadan is not only an “old German custom” but that it had been celebrated in the country longer than Oktoberfest.


A Ramadan etiquette guide for non-Muslims

There are 7.6 billion people in the world. And a full 24% of them — 1.8 billion — are fasting from sunup to sundown. And they want to kill the infidels.* Every day. For an entire month.

It’s Ramadan, the holiest month of the Muslim calendar. But what if you’re not a Muslim — just a caring, considerate person. Is there anything you should do so you don’t come across as insensitive to your fasting friends in the US?

Short answer: No. Long answer: No.

But you can earn some cool points if you follow these 10 tips.

*I um may have accidentally polluted this CNN article with a grain of the truth.


Ramalama-Ding-Dong Open Thread

Here’s some news we couldn’t fit in earlier, and an open thread. Enjoy!

Ramadan 2018: Google searches to be tailored for the Holy Month

Despicable: VICE and Deadspin Reporter Jesse Farrar Tweets that First Lady Melania Trump is Dead

NY Times accused of anti-Israel bias in coverage of Mideast violence

Turkey recalls ambassadors from US, Israel after over 50 Palestinians killed in Gaza ‘genocide’

Prosecutors in Ayanle Hassan Ali trial made an intriguing argument — but in the wrong case

Apple CEO Lauds Gun-Control Activists; Jabs at Google, Facebook

Islamic State group threatens Canadians: ‘You will not feel secure even in your bedrooms’

For the Comedy Iconoclasts of ‘SCTV,’ a Joyful Reunion Tinged With Loss

Justin Trudeau’s “buy” election

Seattle City Council votes 9-0 for scaled-down head tax on large employers

19 African athletes who vanished from the Commonwealth Games turn up in Sydney seeking political asylum

Hunt for boy on a bicycle after a 17-year-old girl is sexually assaulted by a bike-riding attacker


Australian PM says Melbourne siege ‘a terrorist attack’

Yacqub Khayre walks from a court appearance in Melbourne, Australia in this December 23, 2010 picture. Police on June 5, 2017, shot dead Yacqub Khayre after he held a woman hostage inside an apartment building in Melbourne. Picture taken December 23, 2010. AAP/Julian Smith/via REUTERS

Senior officials confirmed that Khayre had been acquitted of a plot to attack a Sydney army base in 2009 and was on parole for a violent home invasion at the time of Monday’s siege.