Saturday, October 07, 2006

Fasting During Ramadan

I figure I'm staying focused on this blog if 60-70% of my most recent posts are related to education. If 2/3 of my posts are related to education, that's pretty good. In the last few days, though, I'm dropping precipitously below that threshold.

Like with this post. I was scanning the news sites and blogosphere, looking for something about education that I felt strongly enough to comment on, and this is what shows up on my computer screen:

Deliberate masturbation during the month of Ramadan renders a fast invalid, Iranian Supreme Leader Sayyid Ali Khameini has ruled.

Sorry. I'll keep looking.

Hat tip to Miller's Time (no relation, and see blogroll at left).


George said...

One of my Catholic colleagues and a counselor at school are fasting during Ramadan. I wonder if the Muslim students see this not so much as a stand of solidary, but as one step closer to his conversion?

George said...

Is there such a thing as non-deliberate masturbation. OOoops I accidentally masturbated again!

Darren said...

Solidarity is one thing, dhimmitude is another.

I wonder how long it will be before someone gets the bright idea to hold barbecues on college campuses all across the country, as a "counter-dhimmitude".

Darren said...

Barbecues, and porn distribution!