Remember: when in Muslim countries, non-Muslims should conform their behavior to Muslim sensibilities. And in non-Muslim countries, non-Muslims should conform their behavior to Muslim sensibilities. “Saudi to expel foreigners disrespecting Ramadan,” from AFP, July 9 (thanks to Lookmann):
RIYADH “” Saudi Arabia threatened on Tuesday to expel non-Muslim expatriates who eat, drink, or smoke in public during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
Ramadan begins in the kingdom on Wednesday.
“Non-Muslim residents in the kingdom must not eat or drink in public during Ramadan, in respect to the holiness of Ramadan and the feelings of Muslims,” said an interior ministry statement published by the official SPA news agency.
Foreigners caught breaking the fast in public “will be subject to deterrent measures that include terminating their employment contracts and expelling them from the kingdom,” the ministry said.
It added that “companies, corporations and individuals are required to inform their employees” of the rules.
Oil-rich Saudi Arabia, which applies a strict version of sharia (Islamic) law, is home to eight million foreigners, mostly Asians.
During Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to dusk and strive to be more pious and charitable….