When Ramadan and World Cup collide, what to do is Muslim dilemma


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  • Frozen Fractals Salt Lake City, UT
    July 1, 2014 1:23 p.m.

    @Laura Ann
    You seem to be interpreting Islam like it's the equivalent of Lutherans, but really it's more the equivalent of Christianity where there's lots of sects/denominations. There's no Christian central authority either (okay, one can say Christ, but that'd be like saying Allah for Islam), but the individual Islamic sects have their own clerics and leaders while Christian denominations have the Catholic Pope, LDS Prophet, etc.

  • MaxPower Eagle Mountain, UT
    June 29, 2014 3:01 p.m.

    @Laura Ann

    Like Christianity has a central authority?

  • Laura Ann Layton, UT
    June 29, 2014 11:36 a.m.

    This is a classic example of the major problem Islam does not deal with. They have no central authority, which means any Man can decides what the rules are of the religion. This is why there is so much hate between the Sunni and Shiite.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    June 29, 2014 9:37 a.m.

    People all over the world know it. The ritual impositions of religion on daily life are kind of arcane, if not down right silly. So, whether they do blatantly, or on the sly, people figure out they don't need god's permission to watch a world cup game. Besides, god mostly pays attention to american football anyway.