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Muslim community celebrates Ramadan with sundown feast

Original post made on Aug 19, 2011

Ramadan is a time for prayer, purification and introspection, and, for some 600 Muslims on Saturday, it was a chance to gather for Iftaar, a traditional breaking of their fast with friends before an evening of prayer. During Ramadan, Muslims fast during daylight hours, without so much as a glass of water.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, August 18, 2011, 8:40 PM

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Posted by Bill
a resident of Danville
on Aug 19, 2011 at 7:12 am

What a through job you did explaining the tenets of Islam. How did you come to be so knowledgeable on this subject? It is so nice to know that those that worship Mohammad as their prophet can do so safely and without fear here in the US as it is so difficult in other parts of the world. I certainly hope those new to the US love and appreciate our country and the freedoms we have here to worship any God, any religion or no religion at all.

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Posted by Derek
a resident of Danville
on Aug 19, 2011 at 9:03 am

Actually Bill, I'm expecting this article to bring out the right wing loonies en masse! Where's Julia and TL Nelson?

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Posted by Citizen Paine
a resident of Danville
on Aug 19, 2011 at 9:12 am

"I certainly hope those new to the US love and appreciate our country..."

I think those new to the US get it -- I am not, at all, sure that those who've grown up here have any earthly or other-worldly idea of the blessings to which they are heirs.

We ALL need to count those blessings!

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Posted by Observer
a resident of Danville
on Aug 19, 2011 at 10:23 am

The name of G-D appears 6,823 in the Jewish Bible. The name of G-D is presented as the tetragrammaton of Hebrew characters Yodh-He-Waw-He, Y-H-W-H. Christians know the name of Hebrew Y-H-W-H through Latin letters J-H-V-H, as Jehovah, interlaced with vowels.

The article above slightly distorts the actual Islamic oath of their god, Al-Shahadah. From Arabic, the Al-Shahadah chant recites, “There is no god except Allah, Mohamed is the messenger of Allah.”

In Islamic belief, Mohamed rides his mythically winged white “horse”, half mule and half donkey, named Buraq or Barrack to meet Allah in heaven, also being transported between Mecca and Jerusalem in a single night.

The Islamic belief is enchanting, however one must surrender to a false god, if taken seriously.

However, that is what makes America different from many other countries around the world, the freedom to believe whatever you want to believe.

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Posted by anonymous
a resident of another community
on Aug 21, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Islam as a minority religion seeks peaceful right to religious freedom. It is very different when it is a majority religion.

Yet, the right to freedom of worship must be provided to all and protected.

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Posted by Joseph
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 22, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Hopefully the local members of the "peaceful religion" will disavow the extremism-and shariah tenets held by many followers of this religion founded 625 years after Christianity. Read the Quran---hopefully women will be accepted as equals in San Ramon's mosque.

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Posted by Mike
a resident of Danville
on Aug 22, 2011 at 10:30 pm

Thank goodness Christianity has not spawned any radical extremists. Was Timothy McVey an extremist?

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Posted by Observer II
a resident of Danville
on Aug 22, 2011 at 11:20 pm

Timothy McVeigh was a documented self-described agnostic. An extremist, but still an agnostic. Try again.

Someone who believes in a winged donkey whisking around an illiterate prophet in the sky has an extremely open mind.

Cold hard facts. The president of the United States was named after Mohamed's winged donkey, Barack. Insightful.

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Posted by Duffy
a resident of Danville
on Aug 23, 2011 at 9:20 am

There is a subtle distinction noted between the designation "Muslim Americans" and "Muslims in America." I would be far more accepting of American Muslims if they would openly disavow the extremists in their religion.

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Posted by Alan
a resident of Blackhawk
on Aug 23, 2011 at 1:05 pm

So ironic that students have to learn all about the eastern religions and accept them, but when Christianity is involved, the guy in the red suit is the only thing that can be talked about. Digusting!

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