If jihad is an offence to the “modern world,” the latter is infiltrating the otherwise austere practices of Ramadan. The depraved, infidel media continues making inroads among the faithful, watering down their religion — according to “salafists,” that is.
“For some, Ramadan means fasting, cleansing and TV drama,” by Octavia Nasr for CNN, September 10:
CNN) — Ramadan is the holiest month for Muslims around the world, a time to fast, cleanse the soul and surrender to God. But in the Middle East, there’s a new twist to the tradition.
Ramadan translates into big bucks for Arab satellite channels. Millions of dollars are spent on special programming, much of it comparable to Western soap operas, to entertain the masses during their sunrise-to-sunset fasts.
But it’s not all soap. There are also history programs highlighting glorious times of Islamic and Arabic bygone eras.
Those much longed for high caliphate times, when infidels knew their place — unlike now, when infidel practices (such as watching “soap operas”) have infiltrated Islam’s holiest month.
On these, the ancient Arabic tribal costumes are showcased, complete with the traditional headdress, dagger on the side and more camels than a viewer can count.
The soap opera boom during Ramadan has become the subject of hot debate on news channels. Some people have expressed concern that sitting in front of a TV set all day doesn’t go well with the spirit of the month, when Muslims are supposed to be contemplating and meditating.