How The Media Would Look During Ramadan If Everyone Was Muslim

When hunger beats news into submission. Ramadan mubarak!

1. Day 1: Everyone’s doing OK, things are fairly normal.

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2. Day 2: Errors start to slip in as the hunger affects people’s ability to concentrate.

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3. Day 3: The fasting has now really got to people, and most of them are bent over in their beds clutching their heads in agony.

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4. Day 4: By this point some publications are trying to use their limited resources efficiently and there’s a new rule: “Use as few words as possible.”

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5. Day 5: And other newspapers hope nobody will realise they’ve copied previous front pages.

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6. Day 6: Meanwhile over at the Financial Times, someone’s realised that Muslims tend to eat meat every night in Ramadan and sales are through the roof.

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7. And online publications start to get in on the action too.

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8. And because Muslims aren’t meant to swear when they’re fasting, someone tried to push some to their limits.

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9. Meanwhile, New York Times’ fancy new cooking website starts to get so much traffic that the homepage redirects users there automatically.

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10. And some publications start to debunk opinions that aren’t actually yet widespread, featuring images of Muslim players still playing in the World Cup.

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11. Over at BuzzFeed, well, it’s still being BuzzFeed.

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12. And don’t forget the constant reminders about how many days are left.

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13. In fact, this starts to become something of a regular feature.

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14. This is on the tip of everyone’s mind.

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16. And there’s a great big celebration at the end of it too.

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17. And finally, everyone gets nostalgic about the month that passed because although it included a lot of hunger, there were a lot of great moments, like having suhoor around the dinner table with the whole family or even spending time reading Qur’an.

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