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It's the Ramadan crackdown..........

Old Aug 21st 2009, 10:45 am
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Watch out, Dubai............

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Old Aug 21st 2009, 12:54 pm
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So working out at the local gym may prove to be a costly exercise.
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Are they now saying you have to keep the fast in inside private establishments like sports clubs?

What's next, come around your house and fine you for having a glass of water?

Strange how you can wander the streets in other Islamic countries (Turkey and Eygpt come to mind) munching and drinking and smoking to your heart's content during ramadan...

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Default Re: It's the Ramadan crackdown..........

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Are they now saying you have to keep the fast in inside private establishments like sports clubs?

What's next, come around your house and fine you for having a glass of water?

Strange how you can wander the streets in other Islamic countries (Turkey and Eygpt come to mind) munching and drinking and smoking to your heart's content during ramadan...

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Turkey an Islamic country?? They claim to be secular - they even told the UN that once........
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Default Re: It's the Ramadan crackdown..........

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So working out at the local gym may prove to be a costly exercise.
I was drinking from the fountain at fitness first last year and no-one said anything, loads of people were.
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Ok not eating I can deal with but no smoking...... bollocks
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Like most things, you'd have to be either very unlucky or very stupid to get into trouble for this.
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Turkey an Islamic country?? They claim to be secular - they even told the UN that once........
Legally they are. They are a secular state (courtesy of Ataturk), but some 98% of the population are Muslim.

IMO religion & state should be separate. Politics and religion is too often treated as the same thing.

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Default Re: It's the Ramadan crackdown..........

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Legally they are. They are a secular state (courtesy of Ataturk), but some 98% of the population are Muslim.

IMO religion & state should be separate. Politics and religion is too often treated as the same thing.

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Hear Hear...

...Islam is really little more than 6th Century Arabian cultural imperialism. Turkey is a Muslim state and although many Turks are not half as extreme or literal in their interpretation of Islam as their neighbours to the south and east they are Muslims nonetheless.

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Ok not eating I can deal with but no smoking...... bollocks
You can smoke as long you are discrete
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You can smoke as long you are discrete
Aaaarrrgggghhhh.......... my worst pet-hate misuse of a word (nothing personal, Tiger)..............

http://www.gcse.com/english/discreet.htm
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Default Re: It's the Ramadan crackdown..........

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Aaaarrrgggghhhh.......... my worst pet-hate misuse of a word (nothing personal, Tiger)..............

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