Eid’l Fitr

Rappler Talk: Amina Rasul-Bernardo on Eid’l Fitr during the pandemic

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Rappler talks to Amina Rasul-Bernardo, president of the Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy, about the observance of Eid'l Fitr during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Muslims in the Philippines celebrate the feast of Eid’l Fitr on Thursday, May 13, for the second time during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How has the pandemic changed the observance of Ramadan and Eid’l Fitr? What issues do Muslim Filipinos face during this health crisis, especially in the Bangsamoro region? What can government and the Filipino people do to ensure long-lasting peace in the southern Philippines?

Rappler news editor Paterno Esmaquel II talks to Amina Rasul-Bernardo, president of the Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy, about the observance of Eid’l Fitr during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the problems faced by Muslims in the Philippines.

Bernardo is an internationally recognized peace advocate in the southern Philippines, named by Jordan’s Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center as one of the world’s 500 most influential Muslims this year.

She won the N-Peace Award of the United Nations Development Programme in 2019, and was also recognized as the 2007 Muslim Democrat of the Year by the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy in Washington DC.

Watch the Rappler Talk interview with Bernardo at 11 am (Manila time) on Thursday, May 13. – Rappler.com