Friday, 10 September 2010

Eid El Fitr & Rosh Hashanah

Photo © AP/Muhammed Muheisen-All Rights Reserved (Courtesy The Big Picture)

I'm certain that the large majority of the world's 1.5 billion Muslims see through the myopia and venality of our media which, by its coverage, abetted the recent freak show in Gainesville, with the "Christian" fundamentalist/sect leader seeking to burn Qur'ans, and will celebrate Eid El-Fitr as joyously and peacefully as they've done for 1400+ years.

Photo © Andrey Smirnov/AFP-Getty-(Courtesy NY Times Lens Blog)

On the occasion of Rosh Hashanah I extend my best wishes to Jewish readers. Rosh Hashanah is the holiday commonly referred to as the "Jewish New Year", and is observed on the first day of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar.