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Christians Fasting Forcefully

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El Fishawy As a Christian, I know the LORD Jesus expected His followers to fast. Matthew 6 verses16,17 is one example:
 “And whenever you are fasting, do not look gloomy and sour and dreary like the hypocrites, for they put on their dismal countenance, that their fasting may be apparent to and seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full already. But when you fast, perfume your head and wash your face, So that your fasting may not be noticed by men, but by your Father,Who sees in secret; and your Father, Who sees in secret, will reward you in the open.”

 

The LORD Jesus didn't say when to fast, how often or that everyone HAD to do it together. In another passage of Matthew, He does say that difficult situations need “fasting and prayer” Matthew 17 verses 18-21:
“And Jesus rebuked the demon,and it came out of him,and the boy was cured instantly. Then the disciples came to Jesus and asked privately, Why could we not drive it out? He said to them, Because of the littleness of your faith [that is, your lack of firmly relying trust]. For truly I say to you, if you have faith [that is living] like a grain of mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, Move from here to yonder place, and it will move; nothing will be impossible to you. But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”


Hot off the press, from my Australian International Prayer News, comes the report from Egypt:

“Egyptian authorities have arrested more than 150 people for eating during Ramadan. The authorities are cracking down on anyone, including foreigners and non-Muslims,who are found drinking, eating or smoking during fasting hours. This is the first time that Egyptian officials are taking such drastic action. And it is another indication of  further Islamization in the country's public life. Egypt now seems to be following the
practices of the conservative Gulf States, where eating, drinking or smoking during Ramadan results in imprisonment for a month or a fine of $350.
       
'This is against basic human rights of citizens. We as Christians are not Muslims and don't believe in Islamic fasting. Even for Muslims, Magdi Khalilthe decision to fast or not to fast is a personal issue,' said Magdhi Kalil, the director of the Middle East Freedom Forum. Jonathon Racho from International Christian Concern said, “ Punishing non-Muslims for eating or drinking during Ramadan is both outrageous and a clear violation of the freedom of religion. We condemn in strongest terms the measure by Egypt to force Muslims and non-Muslims alike to fast during Ramadan.” (source)

Will travel agents start displaying brochures that travelling to majority Muslim countries during Ramadan cease because you are not allowed to eat or drink? Are those countries, like Egypt who must have made life difficult for foreigners over the past 30 days, be willing to lose that tourist revenue?
Would you pay the $350 or go to jail for a month? It doesn't say where the foreigners were found...in motels, bars or airport departure lounges. No other media outlet has mentioned the detention of foreigners, I wonder why? Was the Egyptian government hoping to keep this quiet?
    
What about Australians?
        
Will we be forced to stop eating or drinking in public during the Muslim fast? Only allowed to behind closed doors ( home or office)?
Could a court case be initiated over such a thing?

Can you picture the absurdity of a Muslim taking “offence” that Australian people are  insensitive to their fasting and charge us under Discrimination or Hate laws?

I truly hope I've only got an overactive imagination!!

f the media were to ask a few well-known Muslims their opinion of the question, “ Should Australians refrain from eating in public out of respect for Muslims during Ramadan?”

What would their response be? If they say “NO, only faithful Muslims must!” would we be wise to believe them? If they say “Yes, that would be showing us respect”...that would make their agenda clear!!

I'm not going to be able to do much to stop this bullying by authorities  in Muslim countries, but I sure hope we can all stand up and fight against fasting, should the battle start HERE!!.



References:

Quotes from the Amplified Bible translation.
Australian International Prayer News e-letter. (21/9/09)
Persecution.org

 

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