The most holy season of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast from sunup to sundown, is met with varying levels of tolerance around the world.
In China, home of the Uighur (pronounced wee-gur) Muslim sect, fasting has been banned:
“Party members, cadres, civil servants, students and minors must not fast for Ramadan and must not take part in religious activities,” AFP quoted a notice posted on Thursday on the government website of central Xinjiang’s Korla city as saying.
Meanwhile in France, once considered the European base of freedom, a waitress is assaulted on the Riviera for serving alcohol during the most holy season:
The men launched into a tirade, calling her a “dirty whore” and left the cafe in a hurry. A few seconds later, however, the venue's CCTV footage reportedly shows the two men turn round abruptly and one of them rush towards her and violently slap the waitress in the face, knocking her to the floor.
The waitress, from Tunisia, was quoted as saying:
“I didn’t think that in France, country of liberty, I would have been assaulted like that.”
As Glen Reynolds pointed out, “In that country, you wouldn’t have been.”
*sigh* From bikinis to burkas in two generations.
Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network