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The Ramadan Diet

The lamestream media told you:
Muslims worldwide followed the phases of the moon closely to determine the start and finish of Ramadan last month, the holiest time in all of Islam. Followers fast from sun up to sun down in pious reflection of their religious beliefs.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
Muslim observers wonder why, with all-day fasting for an entire month, many followers find they gain weight during the holy month. It's because, having fasted all day, they party and gorge themselves after sunset, sometimes until dawn, according to Homa Khaleeli, in the Johannesburg Mail & Guardian.

Khaleeli calls it, "a meal that would put a rugby-club curry night to shame," and "most of us learn how much food we can stuff into our mouths the second the sun goes down. Gorging on sweets, chocolate, and anything else you can find is hardly the most spiritual way to end a day."

The wild indulgences in food, smoking and revelry during the evening hours got little attention in the lamestream press, apparently distracted by the sanctity of the fasting half of the holiday. Attention to the debauched side of the holiday might also be offensive if it were put into print.

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