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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