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Much Ado about Eid

August 16, 2010

This year Eid Al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan, is going to be close to September 11th and Muslims are apparently worried that their Eid celebrations will be mistaken as a celebration of the 9-11-2001 Islamic terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.  Or so USA Today tells me.


Eid will be on September 9th or 10th this year.  Non-Muslims will be working or at school and pretty well unconcerned with what Muslims are doing.  Even if Eid were on 9/11, most of us just won’t care unless the celebrations include Islamist signs and sentiments or t-shirts like this.

I am curious about one thing.  Eid Al-Adha is a bigger, longer celebration so I am curious what 2016 will be like.

11 Comments leave one →
  1. muslima permalink
    August 17, 2010 10:34 am

    “Non-Muslims will be … unconcerned with what Muslims are doing.” Really? Reading your blog one of the things YOU are most concerned with is… MUSLIMS.

  2. Michele permalink*
    August 17, 2010 11:38 am

    I obviously didn’t make myself clear in this post. The article states that Muslims are worried about security and safety. They don’t need to be.

    What I meant by “unconcerned” is that most people will not even notice the Eid celebrations. Yes, I’m interested and aware of what Muslims are doing. I think that more people should be. I pay attention because I’m concerned about the growing influence of Islamists. I’m worried about young Canadians being recruited by terrorist groups. I’m worried about fundamentalists attempting to impose sharia.

    I’m not worried about a holiday celebration.

  3. muslima permalink
    August 29, 2010 9:15 am

    for some one who is sooooo particular about grammar, spelling etc. there is no such thing as an Islamist…Islam is a religion and people who follow it are MUSLIMS…what should i call the Christians then…Christiantist???

  4. muslima permalink
    September 1, 2010 6:51 pm

    this from a guy who wrote why he joined “radical” Islam and WHY HE LEFT!!!

    i quote, “The Islamist seems to have been drafted by a Whitehall mandarin as a PR job for the Blair government.”

    so once again dear, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS AN ISLAMIST!

    • Michele permalink*
      September 1, 2010 10:38 pm


      From Wikipedia:
      Many of those described as “Islamists” oppose the use of the term, and claim that their political beliefs and goals are simply an expression of Islamic religious belief. Similarly, some scholars favour the term “activist Islam” [4][5] or “political Islam” instead.[6]

  5. muslima permalink
    September 2, 2010 7:49 am

    So then do you have special names for the terrorists in Northern Ireland (CatholicISTS/ProtestantISTS?), Sri Lanka (BuddhistISTS?), etc. ?

  6. muslima permalink
    September 2, 2010 9:06 am

    “…so I am curious 2016 will be like.” oopppsss grammar alert michele

    • Michele permalink*
      September 2, 2010 9:14 am

      Thanks for pointing out my missing word. It has been corrected.

  7. muslima permalink
    September 2, 2010 9:30 am

    you are very welcome

  8. Michele permalink*
    September 2, 2010 9:31 am

    Not all Islamists are terrorists but all Muslim terrorists are Islamists.

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