A Lebanese TV Anchor called Diaa Bou Taam tweeted yesterday that he wants to boycott restaurants that open during fasting hours and that he is going to shame them in public. He went on by saying that these restaurants are being disrespectful towards fasting Muslims by placing tables and chairs outside. He later on apologized and said that his tweets were just a joke but he’s not fooling anyone with that excuse.
I have no idea what is going through this guy’s head and I’m glad he apologized because as far as I know, non-Muslims and Muslims who don’t fast don’t need to adjust their life during Ramadan and those who feel offended by a couple of chairs and a table outside a restaurant, or someone eating in front of them, clearly got this whole Ramadan fasting wrong.
The problem with religion (and I’m afraid to name the religion) ,Is that , it wants to “force” believers and non believers to live in accordance to it’s teachings. Those that do not comply can be fined, face imprisonment or get killed, in justification. There’s no tolerance for any other thought or action.
This goes against the current organization, where sunnis have been granted a monopoly to represent the murderous face of the thing, while shia get to deliver the sanctimonious version.