It’s quite obvious the sun is Islamophobic.
How do you observe dawn-to-dusk fasting when there is neither dawn nor dusk?
It’s a question facing a small but growing number of Muslims celebrating the holy month of Ramadan on the northern tip of Europe, where the the sun barely dips below the horizon at this time of year.
In Rovaniemi, a northern Finland town that straddles the Arctic Circle, the sun rises around 3:20 a.m. and sets about 11:20pm. That means Muslims who observe Ramadan could be required to go without food or drink for 20 hours.
In a few years, Ramadan will begin even closer to the summer solstice in late June, when the sun doesn’t set at all.
“We have to use common sense,” said Mahmoud Said, 27, who came to Finnish Lapland from Kenya three years ago.
Why use common sense when you can just moan and complain about how unfair things are?