begins, more than 100 hunger-strikers in Guantánamo Bay continue their protest. More than 40 of them are being force-fed
. A leaked document sets out the military instructions, or standard operating procedure, for force-feeding detainees. In this four-minute film made by Human Rights organisation Reprieve and Bafta award-winning director Asif Kapadia, US actor and rapper Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def), experiences the procedure
30 Mosques in 30 Days.
Aman Ali and Bassam Tariq's Ramadan journey
through NYC's Muslim Community.
Pope asked Catholics to fast for Ramadan.
Doesn't the Pope at least see the irony that the ruler of Vatican City, a moralistic theocracy, is trying to spiritually help the victims of another moralistic theocracy?
Holiday season comes to all, including those without an Amazon wishlist. New York Cares
has a Secret Santa program
where volunteers pick up letter(s) from [a] child(ren) from homeless shelter(s) and buys them gifts requested in the letter(s). There is a similar program in Charlotte
, N.C. The Chicago Bar Association
co-ordinates one such program in Chicago
with the USPS
. Salvation Army
runs the effort in Annapolis
. While not quite giving toys, Canada Post
organizes a letter from Santa
program. I am sure there is something similar near where you live.
[As G-d/Allah would have it, this year both the eighth night of Chanukah and Eid-ul-Fitr, the feast celebrating the end of fasting during the month of Ramadan, will fall on December 16th. An $18.00 gift can feed "a month's worth of nutritious lunches for an Ethiopian child in Israel." There are also other Israeli/Jewish charities. There are various Muslim charities and organizations that help the poor and war-torn Muslim women, children and orphans around the world.]
to all. Eid-ul-Fitr is the day of celebration marking the end of the Holy month of Ramadan
, a month during which Muslims refrain from 'rather Earthly activities' from dawn till dusk.