Why Muslims Will Celebrate On 9/11

Muslims will celebrate the end of Ramadan on 9/11.  Ramadan is a month of fasting from sunrise to sunset every day.  The end of the month is celebrated with a special holiday called Eid ul-Fitr.    The Muslim calendar is a lunar calendar so the actual start, and end, of the month moves through the Julian calendar.  This year the celebration that marks the end of Ramadan falls on 9/11.  That is unfortunate, because some people will probably misinterpret the celebration.  It has nothing to do with the destruction of the Twin Towers.  If you had just finished a month of fasting, you would probably celebrate too!

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6 Responses to “Why Muslims Will Celebrate On 9/11”

  1. Duane Moraine Says:

    Curt: You said, “It has nothing to do with the destruction of the Twin Towers. If you had just finished a month of fasting, you would probably celebrate too!” Your observations are correct about the date of their celebration ending on 9/11. Yet, remember how the Muslim world celebrated on hearing of the destruction of the towers on 9/11-01. Celebrate they did! Even American Muslims celebrated and excused the violence of that day. The Immam (?) that wants to build the mosque in NY tried to justify those events 9 years ago. We need to fast and pray, too. However, when they fast it is only during the daylight hours. They eat after sunset and before sunrise. I could handle that much easier than the times I have fasted on an extended basis. I find very little commendable about Islam. And the threats from the larger Muslim community against the misled pastor who intends to burn the Koran actually make his point. They are the intolerant ones, not a man who burns some books which he purchased. I disagree with him for he does not represent the views of America nor Christians. Our problem today is that we are missing the larger point. That being the Muslim world is on a march to make every nation and individual submit to the Koran’s teaching. Their focus on the cause is much more commendable than our lukewarmness. Duane

    • Pastor Curt Says:

      Some, not all, Muslims celebrated the destruction of the towers.

      Certainly the threats of violence against the Florida pastor do not come from peaceful Muslims.

      They are seeking to convert the world.

      So are we, but we will not use force or violence to do so.

  2. Tom Petkunas Says:

    While officially ending on the 10th here, it will make the news there on the 11th and will probably run on FoxNews in just the manner you predict. It is unfortunate because the vast majority of Muslims are very peaceful people just like us. It is the fanatical few, just like the pastor in Florida, who receive all the attention. The billion other practitioners don’t make the news…

  3. Duane Moraine Says:

    Tom: You said, “It is unfortunate because the vast majority of Muslims are very peaceful people just like us.” Absolutely wrong!. Look at the Muslim world: Iraq is warfare between Suni and Shia, Saudia Arabia closed to visitors even having a Bible with them and Mecca closed to anyone that is not a Muslim, Turkey Muslims have killed several million Christians in the last 100 years, Sudan several million Christians have been killed by Muslims in the last few years, ditto Etheopia and the other mid-African states not to mention the dominant oppressions in north-African countries. The list is almost unending of persecution and oppression by Muslims against any and all who are not Muslim around the entire world. The claim that it is a peaceful religion is only being promoted by those who wish to excuse their behavior away and make a moderate pathway for them to take over America. They are not all terrorists, true. But 15 to20 % are really behind the terrorists. The 60 % that are moderate only work to get along with them, and do help with funding. Perhaps 20% are “peaceful.” But given the chance most of them will cave to the lukewarm and radical elements. Koran burning is not the answer, but excuse making is not the answer either. I understand the desire to believe the best of people, but they have not shown the best, yet. Duane

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