Via Frontpage Magazine: Left wing Protestants and Catholics are joining Muslims on Columbus Day, Oct. 8, which also happens to coincide with Islam’s “Night of Power” during Ramadan, in the “interfaith fast to end the war in Iraq”.
I wonder….would they also fast to end a war the U.S. isn’t involved in?
The fasters include officials from the Islamic Society of North America, the National Council of Churches, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Catholic Maryknollers, Sojourners, the United Methodist Board of Church and Society, and the Quaker Fellowship of Reconciliation.What better way to draw religionists together than to transforming the sinister day of conquest formerly known as Columbus Day into a Ramadan fast devoted to opposing American imperialism?!
The interfaith fasters are calling on “all armed forces and militias to ‘fast’ from killing at least for one day, reminding them that Ramadan calls for a fast from violence as well.” They also want to exploit the fast so as to “educate people in our religious communities about electing a president and representatives who are committed to ending this war.”
It’s nice that al Qaeda and other insurgents in Iraq are also invited to join the interfaith fast. Maybe there will be a spontaneous Ramadan soccer game among all the contending parties in Iraq, as during the famously unofficial Christmas Truce between British and German troops in World War I.
Well, as The Church lady used to say, “Isn’t that special?!”