Sep 20 2009
British Home Office tells non-Muslim workers NOT TO EAT near Muslim Ramadan fasters.
Home Office staff were officially warned not to eat in front of their fasting Muslim colleagues during Ramadan – in case it made them feel hungry. (And we should care because why?)
The advice came in a taxpayer-funded internal document listing do’s and don’ts during the Muslim holy month, which ends this weekend. But the guide is now at the centre of a row with Islamic groups who said it was more likely to incite hatred of Muslims than promote understanding. (That’s true, it does, and rightly so)
The Home Office Islamic Network produced the five-page information sheet which says: ‘In practical terms, please be sensitive when eating lunch near a Muslim colleague who is fasting. This can make an individual feel hungrier and make it more challenging to observe the fast.’
During the holy month devout Muslims do not drink or eat from dawn until sunset and, according to the document, must avoid ‘all obscene and irreligious sights and sounds’. (So eating is obscene now?) It also urged Home Office managers to be flexible over working arrangements.
It says: ‘The most likely need Muslim staff may present to managers during this period is for flexibility around working hours and break times as those fasting will have a slightly different routine from usual. Managers and Muslim staff should discuss what their needs are and be responsive and sensitive.’ UK DAILY MAIL
London’s deranged Dhimmi mayor, Boris Johnson, calls for non-Muslims to fast to better understand their Muslim neighbors. This fat slob is the one who could stand some fasting time.
This terrorist-sympathizer says, “There are valuable lessons that people of all backgrounds can learn from Islam, such as the importance of community spirit, family ties, compassion and helping those less fortunate, all of which lie at the heart of the teachings of Ramadan.” (HAH!)
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