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Hunger and High Food Prices

Bangladesh

A missionary to Muslim Bangladesh said many Muslims do not observe the Ramadan fast. They want to fast, but most have very hard jobs and are not able to go without food. Also, many are poor and do not get enough to eat anyway. It would be difficult for them to eat even less food during the days of Ramadan. Many eat secretly.

Merchants in Bangladesh know that many Muslims buy lots of food for their night time meals and Ramadan feasts. Sometimes they raise prices of food during the season. This creates even more of a burden for the poor. The government is trying measures to keep prices down this year.

Nevertheless, Bangladeshi Muslims still consider Ramadan to be holy. Sometimes they get angry when Christians who used to be Muslims will not join their celebrations.




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