Source: American Muslim Council
On December 9, 1998, the American Muslim Council issued a press release expressing their appreciation for the "efforts of the US Military in providing greater understanding and accommodation for Muslims in the Service during Ramadan and `Id al Fitr." The statement continued, "The Armed Forces Chaplains Board has issued notification that during Ramadan, Muslims in the Service may be released from duty at least half-an-hour before sunset to help them break their fast. The memorandum has also suggested to exempt Muslims from rigorous daily physical and field training during the month. Furthermore, the memorandum has recommended liberal leave policy to allow Service Members and Department of Defense civilians to celebrate `Id al Fitr." For more information about the AMC, visit website.