Ramadan is, according to Barack Obama, a time to “cherish family, friends, and neighbors, and to help those in need.” Or else.
DUBAI: It is illegal to drink or eat in public in Kuwait during the holy month of Ramadan, where Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset.
Over the weekend, Kuwaiti police said they made the first arrest of someone who failed to abide by their strict conditions during the holy month.
Police have indicated that a police patrol saw an “Asian drinking water from a bottle during the day.”
When the man was approached by officers and asked why he was not fasting, the man told them his sect “had not yet started fasting.”
Police disregarded the excuse and arrested him.
Under Kuwait law, anyone caught drinking or eating in public during fasting times is detained and held until after the Eid holiday that marks the end of Ramadan.