The Saudi Interior Ministry announced guidelines for the way non-Muslims living in the kingdom should behave during the month of Ramadan. Ramadan is the holiest month for Muslims. It celebrates the period when Allah sent down the holy Koran. In this month, Muslims are required to fast during the day. The Saudi government is asking that non-Muslims respect the feelings of the Muslims by not eating, drinking or smoking in public areas, such as the streets or the work place. Violators will have their contracts terminated and be expelled from the country. Saudi bosses are asked to explain the guidelines to their non-Muslim employees.
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