Confusion reigns over start of Ramadan in France
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A child is seen near members of the Muslim community attending midday prayers at Strasbourg Grand Mosque in Strasbourg on the first day of Ramadan July 9, 2013. REUTERS photoFrance’s official Muslim body stated in May that Ramadan should start on Tuesday. But with the rest of the Arab world starting on Wednesday, the French faithful have been thrown into confusion.
French Muslims were thrown into confusion on Tuesday after the country's top Islamic authority and officials at the leading mosque in Paris failed to agree on the official start date of the holy month of Ramadan.
The French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM), the official Islamic representative body, had insisted that according to its calculations, Ramadan began on Tuesday.
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