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Ramadan in Egypt -- over the top, but not like Christmas

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"Commercialism during Ramadan – in Egypt or elsewhere – is nothing compared to American Christmas ... American Christmas, though, doesn’t bill itself as a time of self-denial."

Justin D. Martin, a journalism professor at The American University in Cairo, in a Monitor opinion piece about the excesses of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Egypt.

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