Thursday, July 24, 2014

Annual event will celebrate Ramadan

From page A4 | July 16, 2014 |

Fast for a Day, an annual event that celebrates the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 21. It is hosted by the Islamic Center of Davis and the Muslim Student Association at UC Davis.

The event hopes to bring together people from all backgrounds to learn more about Ramadan and “understand the perspective of each member of the community,” according to a news release.

During Ramadan, Muslims “focus on self-discipline and improving their character” by fasting during the day, the release said. The day’s fast is broken at iftar, the evening meal.

All Davis residents are invited to fast during the day of July 21 and join the students and Islamic Center members at a community iftar that evening at 6:30 p.m. in the ballroom of the UCD Conference Center, 550 Alumni Lane.

RSVP by Friday, July 18, to For more information, contact the Muslim Student Association at

Enterprise staff


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  • ZabaJuly 13, 2014 - 5:17 pm

    Ramadan Bombathon..... Please see thereigionofpeace dot com for daily updates on the RamadanBombathon..............Welcome to the annual mohammedan holiday which appears to celebrate over eating and the ramping up of violence..........Non mohammedans participating in this event are dhimmis. This and other islamic secrets and explanations can be found at the same informational website as noted above.

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  • Rich RifkinJuly 13, 2014 - 7:13 pm

    Zaba, your comment is bigoted and hateful and helps no one and sheds no light. My suggestion is you take a deep breath and realize that just because a person follows a religious tradition you don't care for does not make that person or his religion bad. Also, it's pathetic to use old-fashioned language in an effort to slur Muslims.

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  • ZabaJuly 13, 2014 - 8:24 pm

    Rich: Thanks for your comments........I appreciate your pointing out the biggest problem we face in the West --lack of education regarding the ideology of mohammedanism. Are you suggesting that you (and apparently most folks) consider mohammedanism 'just another religion' and that it should have equal respect?.......Those with knowledge of mohammedanism would disagree with you...... Everything I presented is factual and easily substantiated..... Ironically, we owe this knowledge, for a good part, to Arab historians who kept track of these things..........Regarding your last two points: I am not against any 'person', even if the penalty for leaving mohammadenism is death; only the ideology. And not sure what you meant by 'old-fashioned (sic) language' ? PS: Did you take note of what the mohammedans did to Jews in a Paris synagogue today?

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  • Rich RifkinJuly 13, 2014 - 9:24 pm

    Calling Muslims "Mohammedans" is archaic and inaccurate. It's a term Muslims would never use to describe themselves. They are not believers in Mohammed in the sense that Christians are believers in Christ. ................... As to what some Muslims do or have done, in Paris or elsewhere, I suggest you treat all individuals as individuals, and judge them for their own actions, attitudes and behaviors and not for the actions, attitudes and behaviors of their co-religionists. ................. I should add that I think a lot of the bigotry against Muslims, perhaps including yours, is driven by a confusion of present cultural norms within largely Muslim countries and Islam itself. It is true, for example, that in all Muslim countries currently there is a lot of anti-Semitism. That prejudice is not an expression of Islam. It's a vile cultural norm that has ebbed and flowed over time. It's much the same with anti-Semitism among Christians. It used to be the norm among nearly all Christians. Now it is only a small minority. Their religion did not change. Their cultural norm did. Hopefully, at some point, the cultures within all mostly Muslim countries will modernize.

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  • ZabaJuly 15, 2014 - 11:04 am

    It is true, for example, that in all Muslim countries currently there is a lot of anti-Semitism. ....... Well understated Rich. Islamic Jew Hatred is is the koran; muzlims have no choice in this. (Read the news!) Been going on for 1400 years and there is that little 20th century matter of expelling 850,000 Jews from muzlim conquered lands without their property. Read all about this at jewishrefugees dot blogspot dot com. Please support your beliefs with some facts.....

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  • ZabaJuly 16, 2014 - 1:30 am

    Tough call on the judging?...... You wrote: As to what some Muslims do or have done, in Paris .....I suggest you treat all individuals as individuals, and judge them for their own actions, attitudes and behaviors.... Mohammedanism Is Threatening Jewish Life in France...(To read it all, search this title at Because, you see, the rioters were prompted by something exterior to France, something Hollande naively describes as the “Israeli-Palestinian” conflict, when it is the conflict, the struggle, the Jihad, in which all Muslims everywhere, including France, have a duty to engage in, to make sure that there remain no obstacles, anywhere, to the spread, and then the dominance, of Islam. The establishment of the Infidel nation-state of Israel (the Infidels in question being Jews, traditionally despised in Islamic theology) is an affront, an outrage, the Greatest Conceivable Wrong, a tous-azimuths Naqba. And the hideous antisemitism of people who are not French, even if many have acquired French citizenship through the criminal negligence of French authorities, people who now live in France, is a problem for France.

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  • ZabaJuly 13, 2014 - 9:15 pm

    A couple of links as mentioned in a previous comment:...... Lots of good info on the topic under discussion at the religion of peace....... Ramadan Bombathon 2014 Scorecard .......... France: Muslims Protesting Against Israel Trap Hundreds Of Jews In Paris Synagogue, Hurl Stones At Them…Update: Video From Inside Synagogue During Attack ................

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  • ZabaJuly 13, 2014 - 11:01 pm

    It is gratifying to note community interest in discussing islam. We should ALL be concerned that 270 Million deaths over their 1400 year history and 23,777 terror attacks since 9-11 are DIRECTLY attributable to mohammedanism. All 23,777 (and counting daily) are documented at thereligionofpeace dot com........... Another good source for accurate information is themuslimissue dot wordpress dot com......... Please, don't take my word for it, study up on your own.

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  • ZabaJuly 16, 2014 - 12:49 am

    Rich: More facts just in about the religion of peace: Relentless terror inflicted upon the world by hate filled Muslim hordes tragically underlines the fact that there is no moderate and no radical Islam: there is just Islam Not Moderate, Not Radical: Just Islam..... By Victor Sharpe July 12, 2014.......Search: Not Moderate, Not Radical: Just Islam at canadafreepress dot com for the rest..... The irrevocable Islamic and Koranic injunction upon all Muslims is to wage relentless war against any non-Muslim nation state that exists within what Islam decrees as the Dar al-Islam (the House of Islam). Wherever the Muslim foot has trod triumphal in the name of Allah, that territory is considered eternally Islamic land. If it is lost, then it enters the Dar al-Harb (the House of War) and must be retaken and the population either forcibly converted to Islam, forced into dhimmi degradation, or exterminated.

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  • M. S.July 13, 2014 - 9:43 pm

    Ramadan Mubarak to all who are observing! Zaba - Your comment leaves me quite sad, first for the good and devout Muslims who may be offended and hurt, and second for you, because you harbor such negativity and clearly have not experienced the Muslim faith in a positive perspective. (I was raised Christian and now practice Buddhism, for the record.) I am lucky to have had a devout Muslin acquaintance for many years, and was even luckier to have a work assignment in Jordan during Ramadan. My acquaintance is a committed distance runner who maintains rigorous training and works a full time job while observing Ramadan. He is one of the most kind, humble and helpful people I know, living this way due to his faith. He is the face of the true meaning of the Muslim faith, to me. It is more difficult, physically, the farther you are from the equator because there are more sunlight hours so you must fast longer - making his task difficult. I could not feel anything but respect for him and his religion. In Jordan, I met many Muslims, all of whom were so friendly and positive to me, as a white American. My counterparts worked hard during Ramadan, stopping only for prayer when the muzzenin called. They stayed positive despite the fact that one cannot even drink water, and it was quite hot every day. I spoke to them about the meals during Ramadan, and they clearly were not gorging. Each night I would take a walk, and see and hear bits of the iftar (dinner) that families and friends have to break the fast. It was beautiful to get a glimpse of this, and I was grateful to have the chance to get to know the Muslim religion and those who practice it first hand (not from Fox news and similar sources...much less websites without any independent content validation). I encourage you to open yourself up to such an opportunity - try fasting, or just walk by the mosque and say hello (or Ramadan Mubarak, during Ramadan). It is up to each of us to create peace with those of different backgrounds. Diplomats and rulers have not been able to do this because they cannot force each of us to drop our stereotypes and live in peace. Be bold, free yourself, and do it.

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  • ZabaJuly 15, 2014 - 10:51 am

    MS: mabrook ramadan indeed! Did you drop out of the discussion once facts came into play?..... 89 killed in suicide blast in east Afghanistan Afghan security personnel are pictured past mangled cars at the scene of a suicide attack at a busy market in Urgun district, Paktika province on July 15, 2014 Get your ramadan bombathon update at thereligionofpeace dot com.

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  • ZabaJuly 15, 2014 - 5:51 pm

    You know, MS, sooner or later we kafirs and muzlims will have to have some serious discussions, since islam (sharia) and Democracy are incompatible.....Witness that 95% of the world's armed conflicts are muzlim against muzlim or muzlim fomented.....This is a fact......Suddenly, how does a world without islam look to you?...... In the mean time, just received this update relative to our discussion here..... Muslims Turn away from Islamism by Daniel Pipes • July 15, 2014..... The Pew Research Center, a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts, has the means to sample opinion with unique frequency and on a major scale. It has used its funds to track Muslim attitudes toward Islamism in general, toward specific terrorist groups in particular, and also suicide bombing over the past decade . The most recent study, "Concerns about Islamic Extremism on the Rise in Middle East," released on July 1, conducted among 14,244 respondents in 14 countries between April 10 to May 25, 2014, holds much interest. Pew summarized the overall results: As well-publicized bouts of violence, from civil war to suicide bombings, plague the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, concern about Islamic extremism is high among countries with substantial Muslim populations. … And in the Middle East, concern is growing. Lebanese, Tunisians, Egyptians, Jordanians and Turks are all more worried about the extremist threat than they were a year ago. Meanwhile, publics hold very negative opinions of well-known extremist groups, such as al Qaeda, Hamas and Hezbollah. Find this article at danielpipes dot org and read the whole thing....... Lots of good stuff there.....and...Daniel (who spoke last year at UCD and was not covered in the Enterprise) has that, apparently, highly sought after independent content validation, whatever that may be.

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  • ZabaJuly 14, 2014 - 12:28 am

    UAE doctors mark surge in Ramadan overeating emergencies.... Find this news story at alarabiya dot net.....7/2/14....more at the link........ Doctors in the UAE have reported a rise in the number of hospital patients with stomach problems since the start of Ramadan, UAE-based newspaper The National reported on Tuesday. Emergency departments have had an influx of people with stomach problems, linked to over-eating during the iftar meal – which is the breaking of the daily fast – and kidney problems because of dehydration during fasting hours. According to the newspaper, doctors say that people are coming into hospital doubled over in pain. “You get a lot more suffering with abdominal pain because of the pattern of eating after fasting,” Dr. Biniam Tesfayohannes, head of the emergency department at Mafraq Hospital in Abu Dhabi, told The National.

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  • ZabaJuly 14, 2014 - 12:49 am

    english dot alarabia dot net......owned by Saudi Arabia (KSA), a muzlim country with the most slaves in the world.....Did you know that muzlims taught the slave trade to the West?

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  • ZabaJuly 14, 2014 - 12:42 am

    Why use mohammedanism when islam is so much shorter? Did you know, btw, that islam means submission (and not peace)? mohammedanism describes a people that pray like mohammed and have the same politics as him*......The koran is 85% about mohammed and quite a bit about Jewish and Christian hatred.....We cannot blame the muzlims for they are surely following the koranic playbook to model the most perfect human: mohammed. *Yes, the politics responsible for those 23,777 terror attacks since 9-11.

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  • LLBJuly 15, 2014 - 11:58 am

    Zaba, there is always a choice. Being sentient means that you always have a choice even if your holy scripture states that you do not. That is the burden of being human.

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  • ZabaJuly 15, 2014 - 12:42 pm

    LLB: Trying to understand your compact comment. Being a pragmatist, the sentient doesn't quite fit. Everything presented has been fact based and linkable. Do you have a specific question? In islam the penalty for leaving is this phrase and you will have no doubts as to it's veracity.

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  • LLBJuly 17, 2014 - 11:43 am

    I do not have a question. I was just making a comment. I have read about Islam and do know that Muslims are killed when they leave. I am just saying that there is a choice. For example, about 400 years ago one of my ancestors refused to follow the Anglican Church in England. He had to go into hiding or he would have been charged with heresy and burnt at the stake. So, he got on a ship called the Mayflower and went to North America. He was not killed and lived a full life. His name was William Brewster, and there is a lot of information about him online. So, as I said before, there is always a chpoice.

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  • ZabaJuly 17, 2014 - 5:44 pm

    Thanks for sharing your family history. You are fortunate to have it!..... "Muslims are killed when they leave" where exactly is the choice? The point is, islam means submission, i.e. no choice.......90 Million slaughtered Hindus over islam's 1000 year bloody conquest of India did not have a choice.....You also said: "I have read about Islam....." ....So you are aware that islam's most 'perfect man' , mohammed, was a pedophile, murderer, rapist, slave holder and all around top notch thug?... And that the goal of practicing muzlims is to emulate the most perfect man?...Does this help to explain muzlim violence everywhere and as we witnessed over the weekend in Atlanta?..... You can't make this stuff their literature. See islam 101 at jihadwatch dot org........ .Today's Ramadan Bombathon numbers: Ramadan Bombathon 2014 Scorecard Because, if you think all religions are the same, then you haven't been paying attention. Day 20 In the name of The Religion of Peace In the name of ANY Other Religion By Way of Anti-Muslim Hate Crime Terror Attacks 159 0 2* Suicide Bombings 20 0 0 Dead Bodies 1152 0 2* Wounded 1057 0 0 Full factual details at thereligionofpeace dot com

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  • LLBJuly 18, 2014 - 9:41 am

    I do not hate Islam and I do not hate Moslems. I just do not like what various religions do to their people. My 8-greats grandmother, Rebecca Nurse, was accused of witchcraft in 1692 during the Salem Witchcraft Trials. She was tried, convicted, excomunicated and then hung to death. So was one of her sisters. Neither one of them was a "witch" that "consorted with Devil". I was raised Christian. My mother, who is a good, kind person, worries that she is not being good enough and will end up in hell. I just wanted to comment that everyone does have a choice. However, various people's religions do put them in difficult and hard positions at times. Hating other people for their beliefs just makes you pawn in the oldest game in world, "divide and conquer".

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  • ZabaJuly 18, 2014 - 10:02 am

    It's not about hate (from the kafir view); it's about knowledge and education. Islam 'hates' all non muzlims, kafirs. It's in the koran. Beliefs without facts is liberalism. Educate yoursef: the muslimissue dot wordpress dot com......learn about the koranic admonition to lie, cheat, etc. in order to further islam- takiya. It happens right here in Davis with so called inter religious dialogue.....Read history; islam is a deadly scam. Re "various people's religions do put them in difficult and hard positions"....definitely more difficult to have any choice once you've lost your head.......and....."Hating other people for their beliefs"-so you don't mind losing YOUR head? Hey- that's what muzlims believe!I Move to one of 22 muzlim natijons and try out your theory.......Final suggestion: avoid beliefs with no facts behind them; it's a liberal disease.

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  • ZabaJuly 17, 2014 - 9:07 pm

    Current news pertinent to our brief discussion regarding apostasy: Malaysia: Those who leave Islam face fines, whippings and death sentence Robert Spencer Jul 16, 2014 Find the entire article at jihadwatch dot org..............Muhammad commanded: “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him” (Bukhari 9.84.57). This is still the position of all the schools of Islamic jurisprudence, both Sunni and Shi’ite. Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the most renowned and prominent Muslim cleric in the world, has stated: “The Muslim jurists are unanimous that apostates must be punished, yet they differ as to determining the kind of punishment to be inflicted upon them. The majority of them, including the four main schools of jurisprudence (Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi`i, and Hanbali) as well as the other four schools of jurisprudence (the four Shiite schools of Az-Zaidiyyah, Al-Ithna-`ashriyyah, Al-Ja`fariyyah, and Az-Zaheriyyah) agree that apostates must be executed.” There is only disagreement over whether the law applies only to men, or to women also – some authorities hold that apostate women should not be killed, but only imprisoned in their houses until death. This father clearly believes that a female apostate should be killed. “Those who leave Islam in Malaysia face fines, whippings and death sentence,” Catholic Online, July 15, 2014 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

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  • ZabaJuly 16, 2014 - 9:12 pm

    llb: That's all you got?

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  • ZabaJuly 18, 2014 - 8:25 am

    Apparently, there is a choice............ ISIS Pronouncement To Christians In Mosul: Convert To Islam Or Be Killed Google or find at weaselzippers dot us

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  • ZabaJuly 18, 2014 - 10:19 am

    Here's islam............ IDF unearths at least 20 Gaza tunnels believed used to smuggle weapons ......The Israeli military on Friday also accused Hamas and Islamic Jihad operatives in the Gaza Strip of traveling around in ambulances loaded with Palestinian children in order to deter Israeli forces from firing at them....... Read it all at jpost dot com........You'll also find a live blog covering events in Israel, Aza and the 7th century islamic savages therein.

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