23 October, 2006

Eid mubarak

I want to wish a joyous Eid to all marking the end of Ramadan. What is meant to be a time of sacrifice, charity, and empathy has turned into something quite different this year with the daily body counts coming out of Iraq, the staggering figures of loss from Sudan, and the growing clashes amongst Palestinian factions. This is supposed to be about quietly turning inward, seeking answers, not blood. There has been something especially saddening about watching and reading the same or worse news each day. I deeply hope next Ramadan will be something we can all celebrate.


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