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ALERT — Military Bans Bibles From Bases But Forces Soldiers To Adhere To Islamic Practices During Ramadan


The US Air Force kicked Christian Gideon’s volunteers off base in March.

The Bibles were too offensive and violated the separation of church and state rule.

But US military personnel are expected to adhere to Islamic practices during Ramadan.


By Hendrick Simoes, Stars and Stripes

MANAMA, Bahrain — U.S. personnel accustomed to drinking their coffee on the drive to work will have to put that habit on hold for about a month. It’s one of a few lifestyle changes Americans will have to make during the holy month of Ramadan.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Officials expect Ramadan to begin at sunrise on Saturday, depending on when the new moon is sighted.


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