by VERED GUTTMAN for HAARETZ on AUGUST 16, 2012:
“At 8:11 the sun will set and all the Muslims in the room will turn into Christmas trees,” said Imam Antepli Abdullah from Duke University, as he and others anticipated sundown at an Iftar dinner hosted on Monday by Israel’s ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren.
Iftar is the daily break-the-fast meal during the month of Ramadan, observed by Muslim across the world. “And if you thought Yom Kippur is difficult,” the Imam continued “you should try it my way. We fast for 30 days.” FULL BLOG POST
Abdullah Antepli is Muslim Chaplain and Adjunct Faculty of Islamic Studies at Duke University.