Why not. For at least one day a year, Muslims who actually move to ‘infidel lands’ cause presumably the dumps they came from were unpleasant for them, so they moved here, should try and understand our way of life. They should have a ham sandwich, a beer, and they should do so with a Jewish woman with whom they should treat with respect or as an equal, whichever is the greater. Better, they should do this every day of the year every year. But why not at least one day a year so they can understand we poor Kufar that they saw fit to move in with and as often as not, take our social benefits. Instead of this freaking travesty from the UK:
Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, has encouraged people to undergo a day of fasting to help them gain a better understanding of their ”Muslim neighbour”.
Published: 11:35AM BST 04 Sep 2009
Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, has encouraged people to undergo a day of fasting to help them gain a better understanding of Islam Photo: REUTERS
Speaking during a visit to the East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre he said Muslims in the capital were ”challenging traditional stereotypes” to show they wanted to be part of the mainstream.
Mr Johnson’s visit coincided with the holy period of Ramadan in which participating Muslims fast from dawn until sunset.
”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,” he said.
”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.
”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.”
Earlier in the day Mr Johnson got into a spot of bother after calling a radio DJ ”a great big blubbering jelly of indecision”.
He was being interviewed by Nick Ferrari on London radio station LBC 97.3 over the ongoing row over who runs the Met. One of his deputies had told the Guardian newspaper that the Conservatives in the capital now had their ”hands on the tiller” of Britain’s biggest force.
The mayor insisted the quotes had been over-hyped but following repeated questioning from Mr Ferrari about whether he had ”admonished” the deputy in question Mr Johnson blurted out his remark.
Mr Johnson had earlier told the programme: ”Sir Paul Stephenson, as everybody knows is in full operational control of the Met and has been ever since his appointment and does a first class job.”