Ramadan–Egypt Style!

The holy month of Ramadan has raised new issues to the Egyptian people when it becomes clear there is a significant difference regarding how to celebrate an important religious holiday in the modern world. On one hand, the police have arrested those with secular views while on the other hand, TV programs feature female hosts discussing their secret love feelings. Is Egypt being taken over by saints or sinners is the question? The Egyptian government is part of the problem since it tends to support the ideas of religious fundamentalists in order to co-opt them from supporting the Muslim Brotherhood. However, many Egyptian government officials are secular minded businessmen.

Ironically, in a Muslim society during Ramadan many restaurants are open during the day and people are having meals. There even have been arrests for the crime of smoking on Ramadan. I have a hunch there must be some discussions going on inside the government over allowing sex talk on TV during Ramadan!

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