Knud Holmboe, was a Danish journalist and the author of Desert Encounter about Libya’s occupation by Italy in 1930, revealing the injustices of colonialism. The following year, after converting to Islam, Knud made his way to Mecca but was murdered mysteriously in Jordan. Rogue Explorer.
"'It ought to be tonight,' said a young Arab who stood next to me, as he scanned the sky eagerly. Hour after hour passed, and it was beginning to look as if Ramadan would have to be continued over the next day when suddenly the cry went up: 'El Ahmar, el Ahmar!' (The moon, the moon!) The festival began. The long month of fasting was over. All night they danced and ate to their heart's content in the Medina."