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Always on Watch explains the Muslim ‘religious’ holiday–Eid

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 11, 2008

Blogger Always on Watch has an explanation here about the Muslim religious holiday Eid al-Fitr that is the center of all the controversy at Tyson’s Food in Shelbyville, Tennessee.  Labor Day was going to be swapped as a paid holiday to celebrate Mohammed’s turning to violent means to spread his Islamic ‘religion’. 

Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan. The last day of Ramadan celebrates the Battle of Badr, the first significant military victory by the forces of Muhammad.

From the day of the Battle of Badr on, the tone of the verses in the Qur’an changed. According to many Islamic scholars, the more recent revelations, sometimes referred to as the Medinan verses, abrogated the earlier and peaceful Meccan ones. Because preaching and tolerance had not brought Muhammad the following which he needed in order to establish himself and Islam as political forces to be reckoned with, Allah, via a military victory, showed the prophet a more effective way to spread Islam. Therefore, Muhammad’s victory at the Battle of Badr and the celebration of Eid al-Fitr symbolize, for at least some Moslems, both the way to bring about the will of Allah and the will of Allah itself.

Somebody, please tell the Tysons Plant in Shelbyville what they are really recognizing and celebrating! Moslems yearning for the caliphate won’t miss the symbolism, even if the union at Tysons doesn’t understand the connection.

Shame on me for not thinking about this important piece of information —-I wonder if the Tyson’s management knows or cares.   Interesting too, in all the mainstream media coverage I don’t recall reading any description of what Eid celebrates.

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8 Responses to “Always on Watch explains the Muslim ‘religious’ holiday–Eid”

  1. [...] says this is all about probing western countries to see how much Shariah law we will tolerate.   Always on Watch reminds us what the Eid-al Fitr holiday is all about—it’s about conquering people [...]

  2. jim said

    Isn’t that wonderful an ethnic awareness specialist!!!! I’m wondering if Tyson will hire an American hetersexual white male specialist . This specialist would be called in each and everytime Tyson commits acts of stupidity like offending Americans. After three strikes the management would be compelled to attend AMERICAN sensitivty training. Learning where they came from and where they will be headed if they continue their acts of stupidity..

    Thanks for the info Ann!!!

  3. blulitespecial said

    More here on this-

    http://www.t-g.com/story/1299651.html

    http://www.emporiagazette.com/news/2008/jan/30/zimmerman_somalis_relocating/

  4. acorcoran said

    To answer Jim above, it’s Fardusa Council (thanks to Blulitespecial):

    “Friday Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. hosted a cultural awareness seminar focusing on the newest wave of immigrants, those from Africa, particularly Somalian refugees.
    Conducting the seminar was Fardusa Council, a native of Somalia and a Tyson employee specializing in ethnic awareness.”

    http://www.lexch.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=16429164&BRD=284&PAG=461&dept_id=558509&rfi=6

  5. acorcoran said

    Hi Always, its going to take lots more work to get more in the West to pay attention, but I was very encouraged by all the regular people writing comments at the blogs and news stories on the Tyson’s Labor Day ‘wake up call’. People are really getting it, maybe not in Washington, but citizens out here! We just keep plugging away and increasing our numbers each time they pull something like ditching Labor Day!

  6. acorcoran said

    I don’t know if Tysons has any Muslim ownership but they definitely had a Somali Muslim woman as their “advisor” of some sort. I’ll see if I can find more info. on her.

  7. Thank you for helping to spread the word about the significance of Eid al-Fitr!

    You’ll note in my post, to which you linked, that I used an Islamic source for part of the explanation.

    Now, how can we get the West to pay attention???

  8. jim said

    I’m curious who is representing Tyson management these days. If we had their info it may tell us if they are ignorant of the meaning of these so called Muslim holidays or they are gleefully aware. In other words, does the company have a Muslim connection.

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