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UK: Observing Ramadhan During the Games Written by The behalal team for Home Industry News UK & World Ramadan

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29/7/12 www.the-platform.org.uk

Posted by: Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari

The LOCOG board is well equipped to ensure a faith friendly set-up for the London 2012 Olympic Games

The London 2012 Olympic Games, which run from 27 July to 12 August, coincide with the Muslim month of Ramadan in the Islamic calendar. One of the five pillars of Islam is to fast during this holy month. All able-bodied Muslims are expected to fast, unless they have a valid reason not to, for example those who are travelling, sick or facing health risks.

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London 2012: How do the Olympics handle religion? Written by The behalal team for Home Industry News UK & World

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30/3/12  www.bbc.co.uk

By Michael HirstBBC 2012

Episode 1, series two, Twenty Twelve
Testing times in the “Foreign Office” in the new episode of Twenty Twelve

The man responsible for delivering the Olympics is in a panic, drafting a press release heralding London’s pride in its “mulitculturality”, and hoping the Algerians will not follow through on their threat to boycott the Games due to a religious faux-pas.

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