Sunday, August 4, 2013

Kabylia: hundreds break Ramadan fasting imposition

Hundreds of Kabyles joined into a public lunch at Tizi-Ouzud, not far from Algiers, to protest the religious dictatorship of Algeria, where people can be arrested and charged on the accusation of "anti-islamic activities" for not fasting during the Muslim month-long Ramadan festivity. 

The defiant act of disobedience was organized after Algerian police harassed three young Kabyles who were ignoring the religious imposition. Local nationalist leader Bouaziz Ait Chebib said:
We called this gathering to denounce the inquisition and persecution of citizens who, because of their beliefs, refuse to observe the fast. 

The authorities decided to ignore the protest this time.

Source: Al-Jazeera.

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