04 August 2009

Ramadan Crackdown on Begging

According to Gulf News, Ras al Khaimah police will crackdown on begging during Ramadan. Evidently, RAK is overrun with beggars during the month of Ramadan to the point where "they pose a serious threat to society."

I'm still trying to get my head around this issue. I thought Ramadan was a month for religious reflection and charity. And wouldn't that include giving gifts to the poor, many of whom might be beggars?

The RAK police might want to ask themselves, What Would Jesus Do?

03 August 2009

Head Count

Saudi Arabia executed 3 murderers in July bringing the total number of executions in the Kingdom to 46, by my count.