‘Ex-Muslims’ organise ‘eating’ protests outside embassies of Islamic nations to defy Ramzan fast, India Today, 24 June 2016
The following piece was published in The Freethinker on 21 June 2016.
On June, 24, 2016, the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain is calling for a day to defy fasting rules in solidarity with those who face persecution for eating during fasting hours in Ramadan.
We will be having an “eat-in” at various embassies in London, including the Bangladeshi, Egyptian, Iranian, Moroccan, Pakistani and Saudi embassies. We are also calling on people worldwide to upload images of themselves on social media violating fasting rules using the following hashtags:
This type of fast-defiance in public every Ramadan has been spearheaded by the Algerian dejeuners and Mouvement alternatif pour les libertés individuelles in Morocco for some years now. It’s a challenge to the Islamists and their imposition of religious rules on everyone despite personal preferences.
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