Ansari has Muslim friends outside the military who have not been successful getting their employers to accommodate their daily prayers. He feels grateful to have the support he has. “I don’t think I would be able to do that in the corporate world,” he said.  (Bettina Hansen/The Seattle Times)
Ali Ansari has Muslim friends outside the military who have not been successful getting their employers to accommodate their daily prayers. He feels grateful to have the support he has. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

A Navy man marks Ramadan: ‘Proud of being an American, and a Muslim’

Petty Officer 3rd Class Ali Ansari is observing the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, fasting sometimes 18 hours a day. On the base of more than 7,770 military personnel, Ansari knows of just two other Muslims.  VIEW Updated

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