Everyone should fast for a day ‘to understand Muslims’, says Boris Johnson

Is it haram to for the mayor to be serving Londoners dhimmi soup during Ramadan?

Boris Johnson arrives at the East London Mosque with his Director of Communication Guto Harri this afternoon where he talked about the need for greater understanding of Muslims

Boris Johnson arrives at the East London Mosque with his Director of Communication Guto Harri this afternoon where he talked about the need for greater understanding of Muslims

MailOnline… London Mayor Boris Johnson today encouraged people to undergo a day of fasting to help understand their ‘Muslim neighbour’.

He said Muslims in the capital were ‘challenging traditional stereotypes’ to show they wanted to be part of the mainstream during a visit to the East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre.

Mr Johnson’s visit coincided with the holy period of Ramadan in which participating Muslims fast from dawn until sunset.

He said: ‘Whether it’s in theatre, comedy, sports, music or politics, Muslims are challenging the traditional stereotypes and showing that they are, and want to be, a part of the mainstream community.

‘That’s why I urge people, particularly during Ramadan, to find out more about Islam, increase your understanding and learning, even fast for a day with your Muslim neighbour and break your fast at the local mosque.

‘I would be very surprised if you didn’t find that you share more in common than you thought.’

He added: ‘Muslims are at the heart of every aspect of society. Their contribution is something that all Londoners benefit from.

‘Muslim police officers, doctors, scientists and teachers are an essential part of the fabric of London.

‘Islamic finance is contributing to the economy by changing the way Londoners invest, save, borrow and spend.

‘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.’

 

5 Replies to “Everyone should fast for a day ‘to understand Muslims’, says Boris Johnson”

  1. Everyone had such high hopes for Boris,what a let-down.

    Similar for Sarkozy whose only real achievement re Islam is banning the burqa.

    Leaders in the west falling down like pins in a bowling alley.
    Too disappointing:(
    I don’t see a Churchill or Eisenhower on the horizon.The US has about had it and totally changed course.
    Some Russian professor thinks it will collapse in 2 years – maybe sooner.

    Just watched a doco on Sun Tzu and the art of war.
    It explains how battles are won and lost and I don’t think any western leader has read any of it.

    OT – a nice mention of your excellent blog from Sultan Knish:
    http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2009/09/friday-afternoon-roundup-truth-hurts.html

    He writes excellent pieces.

  2. Great article and read!! You are so right and finally someone who is making logical sense.. I am planning to fast this upcoming ramadan for the entire month!!! Kudos!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*