Remember: in Muslim countries, you must respect Islamic practices and sensitivities. And in non-Muslim countries, you must respect Islamic practices and sensitivities. Islamic Tolerance Alert from the Kingdom of the Two Holy Places: “Saudi warns non-Muslims: respect Ramadan or else,” from The Associated Press, July 20 (thanks to all who sent this in):
Saudi authorities are warning non-Muslim expatriates against eating, drinking or smoking in public during Ramadan, the monthlong sunrise-to-sunset fast – or face expulsion.
The Interior Ministry of the oil-rich kingdom is calling on non-Muslims to “show consideration for feelings of Muslims” and “preserve the sacred Islamic rituals.”
Otherwise, a statement says, Saudi authorities will cancel violators’ work contracts and expel them….
Saudi Arabia, the ultraconservative Sunni kingdom, is the home of Islam’s holiest sites. It enforces a strict interpretation of the religion.
Here yet again, for AP you’re “ultraconservative” if you want to impose Sharia and “ultraconservative” if you oppose Sharia.